Seven Triangle students compete in math meet

Posted June 3, 2009 7:11 p.m. EDT

Seven students from the Triangle were members of a team representing North Carolina in the 31st Annual American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) meet in Athens, Ga.

The Tar Heel team beat out 147 others for the site championship and finished seventh in the nation.

High scorers on the state high school mathematics exam are eligible for the team.

North Carolina’s “A1” Team included John Berman, Hoggard High School, Wilmington; Calvin Deng, Ligon Middle School, Raleigh; Brendan Fletcher, a home school student in Charlotte; Christine Hong, J. H. Rose High School, Greenville; Damien Jiang, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM); Kevin Lang, Myers Park, Charlotte; Thomas Lu, Guilford Early College, Greensboro; David Lucia, Providence Day, Charlotte; Pom McCabe, NCSSM; Gray Symon, Chapel Hill High School; Bryce Taylor, Mt. Tabor High School, Winston-Salem; Nick Tobey and Daniel Vitek, Enloe High School; Allen Yang, Cary Academy; and Andrew Hertzberg, Chapel Hill High School.

Coaches were: Archie Benton, North Buncombe High School, Weaverville; John Noland, Cary Academy; Ken Thwing, Freedom High School, Morganton; Philip Rash, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), Durham; Jeff Lucia, Providence Day School, Charlotte; and Kathy Hill, Athens Drive High School, Raleigh.

The North Carolina Teams are sponsored by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics with donations from the Duke Energy Foundation.