Washington Junior High students take home second place at local math competition
Last updated 2/17/2020 at 11:14am
Congratulations to the student math team from Washington Junior High School who won overall
second place at the Joliet West High School Mu Alpha Theta Mid High Math Competition. In
addition to Washington, seven local junior high schools, including Dirksen, Gompers, and Hufford
Junior High Schools, competed in the contest. Students were judged in a variety of areas including
fractions, formulas, geometry, trigonometry, mental math and segments.
The seventh and eighth grade students on the winning Washington team included McKinzie
Anderson, Jesus Avila, Joseph Awinongya, David Bottia-Forero, Raeann Burzawa, Charon Cage,
Iyanna Daniels, LaNiyah Daniels, Andy Granados, Aaron Guzman, Kevin Guzman, Dalyssah
Guzman-Calderon, Valeria Hernandez, Emma Hoffman, Angelina Juarez, Isaiah Kan, Julian
Landeros, Jorge Martin, Jose Martinez, Kylian McKenzie, Natalie Pina, Audrey Rodriguez,
Gabriela Ruiz-Sanchez, Marco Sanchez, Makyah Stallings, Ruby Standfield, Derrick Vargas, and
Mickey Webber. The team was coached by teachers Caris Duda and Annie Walker.
In addition to placing second place overall, a team of Washington eighth grade students scored first
in the group competition. Also winning first place ribbons was a seventh grade team from Dirksen
Junior High for factors and an eighth grade Dirksen team for mental math. The competition was
hosted by the Joliet West High School Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society.