A half dozen of Milpitas High School’s brightest young minds competed in the Stanford Math Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 22 inside Jordan Hall on the Stanford University campus.
Kapil Malladi, Fengyi Huang, Isaac Jones, Alden Lau, Daniel Huang, and Shrey Chaudhary comprised the Milpitas High team, which competed against 36 other school teams.
Milpitas had a strong showing in the elite math competition. Alpha Star, Palo Alto and Cupertino were the top 3 finishers.
“Being invited to play in the Stanford Math Competition is an honor for MHS,” said parent advisor Gregory Spike Jones, who assists MHS math teacher Wai Lan Tsang with the team. “The future is bright indeed for the MHS competition math team.”
The event consisted of an 80-minute team event focused on deriving mathematical proofs followed by an individual portion consisting of a 110-minute written test on general mathematical knowledge. The third round was a team event, which consisted of a 15-question, 50-minute test. All contestants agreed the event was grueling and the goal lofty indeed.
“Our young team looks forward to competing in SMT again next year, with additional preparation,” Jones added.
Prior to the SMT, the MHS Mathletes excelled in the Santa Clara University High School Mathematics Contest, with Daniel Huang finishing in 1st place and teammate John Philip Fornoles named as an Honorable Mention.