Bishop’s math teams scores add up to fifth place


The Bishop’s School math teams, composed of 12 students in grades 7-12, competed against 25 of the best math teams in Southern California in the Caltech Harvey Mudd Math Competition at Caltech. Bishop’s Team A — junior Stephen Chen, senior Eric Liu, junior Julia Pian, senior Aaron Schild, sophomore William Spitzer and senior Michelle Wu — placed fifth overall.

Team A placed third in the Power Round, demonstrating abilities in proof-based mathematics. Schild, the team’s coach, finished in 10th place in individual scoring out of approximately 160 competing students.

Other members of Bishop’s team included freshman Steffen Holm, sophomore Meredith Lehmann, freshman Nir Mate-Soloman, Jesse Orlowski (home-schooled), freshman Jason Qu, and seventh-grader Maxim Zaslavsky.

The CHMMC is a full-day competition for high school students organized by the Caltech and Harvey Mudd math clubs. Students, ages 19 or younger, are asked to analytically work on mathematical problems using only writing instruments and paper. Calculators are not allowed in any part of the competition.