Saturday, April 24, 2010


When Anthony was in 7th grade he participated in his first mathematics competition. I knew he was good at math, and I hoped he would win something - even an honorable mention ribbon.

I had no idea what to expect.

All the honorable mentions were called, then 5th place, then 4th place, then 3rd place - still didn't hear his name. Then second place was called, and I figured he hadn't won anything. Certainly he wasn't 1st . . .

. . . and then they called his name!

That was 6 years ago, and he has won the individual competition at his level every year since - by a wide margin - including this morning in his final event: calculus.

He, of course, won't tell anyone, but I'm his mom, and I'm gonna brag on him! I'm hoping for great things in the future when he takes on the Putnam Competition in college.

His team also won the "Bomb" today, which is a really cool 5-person event. Up top are some of the problems that appeared on his tests today (in case you'd like to give them a try!) and below are pictures of the competition.This is the Bomb team at work.Anthony focused on his work.First place in calculus!With the other calculus winners -
- and with the bomb team winners.


Anonymous said...

Wow! That is so COOL! I'm glad to see at least one girl in the mix...
Where will Anthony be off to next year for college?

Heidi said...

- jury is still out - Calvin or Harvey Mudd -

- just got bad news tonight about an AP test situation for him - which really has me bummed out - school ordered the wrong one for him though he requested the correct one, twice, and followed up - so now he has to miss his senior class trip to take the test at the later date -

I'm hoping for a miracle. :-)