O'Connell Hosts Middle School Algebra Tournament

For the second year in a row, the Math Honor Society at Bishop O'Connell organized a Saturday morning Jeopardy-style Algebra 1 tournament. This year nine teams from six area Catholic schools competed, with a total of 31 eighth graders and two seventh graders participating.

Congratulations to St. Mark Team 1—Elizabeth B. (7th grade), Matthew M., Matthew M., and Cassielle S. (7th grade)—who finished in first place in the team competition. There was a tie for second place between the teams from St. Thomas Aquinas—Chris M., Regina N., Anish P., and Ashish P.—and Our Lady of Good Counsel Team 2—Maya H., James K., Quin L., and Josh M.

In addition to the team competition, participants faced off in an individual competition, with the winners completing a 15-question exam with the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time. Congratulations to the two 7th grade St. Mark teammates, Elizabeth B. (1st place) and Cassielle S. (2nd place), who were the winners of this competition.

During the award ceremony, senior Brooke Tran (Math Honor Society President) praised this year's participants and commended them for giving up part of their Saturday to solve math problems.

Thank you to all of the teams who participated in the 2017 Algebra 1 Tournament: OLGC Team 1, OLGC Team 2, St. Ambrose, St. Ann, St. Luke Team 1, St. Luke Team 2, St. Mark Team 1, St. Mark Team 2, St. Thomas Aquinas.

Pictured below: Brooke Tran (Math Honor Society President) and Mr. Michael Bernhard (Math Department Chair) congratulate the winning team from St. Mark (Elizabeth B., Cassielle S., Matthew M. and Matthew M.).