Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, February 18, 2018

HAMDEN – Two teams of Sacred Heart Academy mathematicians will move on to the second round of the Internet-based Moody’s Mega Math Challenge that ultimately will award team prizes of as much as $20,000.

The academy's Danielle Beam, ’15, Olivia Kelly, ’14, and Caroline Kohnert, ’14, coached by math instructor Stephanie Elder; and Lauren Davis, ’15, Madeleine Donohue, ’14, Michaela Matos, ’14, and Madeline Ross, ’14, coached by math department chair Kathryn Gniadek, competed with over 600 high schools across 29 states.

With the first round of judging now complete, both Sacred Heart teams have been chosen to advance to the second round and remain contenders for a team prize of between $1,000 and $20,000. Only 200 of the 1,152 teams that submitted solution papers were selected to advance to the second round. Moody’s expects the round to be completed by April 7; the top six teams will then be required to present their papers at the validation round of judging on April 28 at Moody’s corporation headquarters in Manhattan.