Birchwood students competed to advance to the chapter rounds of the MathCounts. The competition was fierce with 2,500 students participating in this round. Their coach, Mr. Charles Debelak said, “I wish everyone could go on to state, but this is the nature of a competition against the best math students in Northeast Ohio. I am proud of all their efforts during this trying period of the pandemic." The following students will represent Birchwood School of Hawken at this virtual event:
On February 6th, Birchwood’s seventh and eighth grade teams competed at the district level Power of the Pen creative writing tournament taking top honors. The seventh grade team placed second and the eighth grade team placed first. Both teams advance to the regional competition.
Individually, Isabelle Bixler won 4th place overall, and also a “best of round” award. Areesha Nouman won “Best of Round” in two out of the three rounds.
Coaches Charles Debelak, Lorraine Tzeng, Jennifer Seward, and Maysan Haydar congratulate their teams who will go on to compete in the regional tournament on March 13th hosted by Baldwin-Wallace University:
Birchwood School of Hawken students competed in the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) and three finished among the top 5% of all math students in the United States. Two others were also recognized for their exceptional scores.
Angela D’Souza (7th grade) finished third place in her section.
Jacob Gao (6th grade) finished first place in his section, scored in the top 5% nationally, and earned the certificate of achievement for those in 6th grade and under scoring over 15.
Jordan Gordon (7th grade) finished first place in his section and scored in the top 5% nationally.
Joshua Gordon (6th grade) finished second place in his section and earned the certificate of achievement for those in 6th grade and under scoring over 15.
Ben Miyares (7th grade) finished first place in his section and scored in the top 5% nationally.
Birchwood School of Hawken is a member of the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS), the Cleveland Council of Independent Schools (CCIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Birchwood School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.