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IMSA Students Win First Place at State Math Contest

A team of 30 IMSA students won first place in the 30th Annual Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Contest (Div. 4 AA) held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 1, 2010.   IMSA team members include (see list below).

IMSA team members proudly showcase their 1st place trophy from the 2010 ICTM State Math Contest.

Students representing 62 high schools (Div. 4 AA) throughout the state competed in the contest which featured 14 events covering topics in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus and Calculus.  IMSA students won first or second place in seven events:  1st place- Junior/Senior 8-person team; Freshman/Sophomore 2-person team; Junior/Senior 2-person team; Junior/Senior Relay (team 1); 2nd place- Geometry team; Algebra II team; Freshman/Sophomore 8-person team.

IMSA President Dr. Max McGee commended the students and faculty for their commitment and perseverance in preparing for this highly competitive and coveted award.  

“It is inspiring to see so many young men and women at IMSA and in the competing high schools so accomplished at mathematics,” McGee said.  “I hope that the competition continues to ignite student interest, engagement and achievement across Illinois, because this is a time when our great state needs to redouble our commitment to mathematics education.”

IMSA students were coached by mathematics teachers Dr. Steve Condie of Naperville, and Dr. Micah Fogel, Mark Kammrath, Dr. Michael Keyton and Dr. Noah Prince all  of Aurora.

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (

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Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2010 State Math Contest
IMSA Team Members

Hometown                                   Student Name
Buffalo Grove                                Eric Huang

Buffalo Grove                                Alina Kononov

Buffalo Grove                                Phil (Sung Hwan) Suh

Chicago                                         Irene Chen

Chicago                                         Sabrina Pasterski

Darien                                           Victor Duan

Downers Grove                               Corinne Madsen

Downers Grove                               Kelly Yom

Evanston                                        Vlad Kontsevoi

Glen Ellyn                                       Adam Kalinich

Glen Ellyn                                       Harley Wang

Lincolnshire                                    Paul Yuan

Lisle                                               Webster Guan

Macomb                                          Raymond Chong

Morton Grove                                  Derek Hardin

Moline                                             Vignessh Kumar

Mundelein                                        Nicholas Fung

Naperville                                        Andrew Go

Naperville                                        Lucy Li

Naperville                                        Madhav Mohandas

Naperville                                        Peter Nebres

Naperville                                        James Pan

Naperville                                        Irina Pushel

Naperville                                         Sonam Vyas

Naperville                                         Stanley Yuan

Naperville                                         Vivian Zhang

Naperville                                          Kevin Zhao

Northbrook                                        Megan Chen

River Forest                                       Rose Sloan

Wheeling                                           Jayanshu Jain