Eighth Grader, Ethan Questelles, Achieves Perfect Score in National Math Competition
Baldwin Middle School Math Club Competes in Continental Mathematics League for the First Time
Baldwin Middle School 8th grade student, Ethan Questelles, was recently recognized as a “National Student Leader” in the Continental Mathematics League (CML) Euclidean Division after achieving a perfect individual score. The CML is a national problem-solving competition that requires students to complete timed, written tests. Baldwin Middle School’s Math Club students participated in the Euclidean Division of the CML for the first time this year. The 6th and 7th grade teams finished fourth in the region, while the 8th grade team placed 3rd. A total of ten schools from New York State competed out of hundreds of schools nationally.
Starting in November, the middle school Math Club met once a month to take the CML test, which consisted of six challenging word problems. After each meet, advisors graded the students’ responses and then reported both the team and individual scores to CML central. At the end of the competition in March, top scorers within the school were recognized for their achievements.
On top of Ethan’s involvement in the Math Club, the middle school math whiz is presently excelling in two concurrent high school credit-bearing mathematics classes, Algebra I and Algebra II.