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Troy Mathletes bring home gold

Trojans beat out 7 teams to take First Overall in competition

2/26/2020, 3:56 p.m.
The Troy Trojan Mathletes took 1st place at the recent Mu Alpha Theta Mid-High Math Competition held at Joliet West ...

The Troy Trojan Mathletes took 1st place at the recent Mu Alpha Theta Mid-High Math Competition held at Joliet West High School. The team overwhelmed its seven competing teams by more than 80 points, according to Coach Dr. Barbara Will-Henn.

"You know these kids are doing really great things," Will-Henn said after the event, "when their awesome competitors yell out 'Troy' when the announcer begins to award the first place overall trophy."

The team also brought home other trophies.

In the 7th grade Fractions category, Kaemon Chism, Paul Coffey, Alex Randolph, Jorgia Smidl and Kevin Trizna took 1st place.

Troy also took 1st place in the Formulas category, earned by team members Kaemon Chism, Caleb Price, Alex Randolph, Jorgia Smidl and Noah Tarver.

The 7th Grade Group of Jorgia Smidl, Ben Klein, Paul Coffey and Kevin Trizna also placed first.

Troy's 7th grade Mental Math team of Alex Randolph and Elijah Zamoras also came home champions with 1st place awards.

First place was also earned by the Troy 8th grade team in the category of Slope by members Caden Baudek, Ivan Chen, Jacob Cucci, Quinn Preis and Paige Rakes.

The team of Caden Baudek, Ivan Chen, Jacob Cucci, Paige Rakes and Hayden Smidl also placed 1st in the category of Systems.

The 1st place award was also taken by Troy in the category of Segments by Caden Baudek, Ivan Chen, Jacob Cucci, Quinn Preis and Hayden Smidl.

Two 8th grade Troy groups also brought home gold, including in the category of Mental Math, with Quinn Pries and Paige Rakes, and in the category of 8th Grade Group, with members Caden Baudek, Ivan Chen, Jacob Cucci and Hayden Smidl.

Troy shared second place in the Factors category with Hufford Junior High School. Troy members of that team were Paul Coffey, Ben Klein, Caleb Price, Alex Randolph and Elijah Zamoras.

The Troy Mathletes are coached by Dr. Barbara Will-Henn and Allison Rose. Students on the team attend Troy Middle School and William B. Orenic Intermediate School, both members of Troy Community School District 30-C.