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2021 WHS Math Club members (from left): Seth Obert, Zoe Abramo, Michael Carranza, Anthony Rowe, Megan Steele, Brooklyn Garlock, and Alicia Foster.

WHS Math Club competes in 2021 UNL Math Day

Warrior 'mathletes' eager to expand school's new club with more competitions in spring semester

The Wahoo High School Math Club met on December 2 to compete in the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s 2021 Math Day competition.

The virtual event consisted of five rounds of quiz bowl for both competitive teams and recreational teams. The WHS competitive team won two of its rounds while the recreational team was left empty handed.

Each round consisted of 12 math questions in which the competitors where given 30 seconds to buzz in their response. There were 43 teams across the state of Nebraska that competed against each other, with Millard North coming out on top.

2021 WHS Math Club members Brooklyn Garlock, Michael Carranza, and Megan Steele work diligently on a problem during the 2021 UNL Math Day competition on Dec. 2.
The teams took a break in the middle of the afternoon to take a one-hour written test, called the Probe 1, which in years past would allow the top 50 to move on to second test, called the Probe II. Top finishers were then awarded scholarships to UNL. Due to the nature of the event, no scholarships were awarded this year, but the WHS team hopes that next year brings back that opportunity.

The WHS Math Club, which was formed in 2018, has grown to seven members who actively participate twice a week in the Fall. What does the club do? Well . . . we just do math! You can hear the mathletes’ voices ringing through the halls as their competitive juices get flowing.

Students appreciate the wide variety of questions asked and have found the math exercises helpful within not only their individual math classes, but also on the ACT. The sport consists of grueling exercises that leave mathletes exhausted by the end of practice; however, by next practice, the mathletes are ready for another round!

The WHS Math Club hopes to expand their season into the Spring next year and are eager to find more competitions within the state. If you are interested in joining next year, please contact the Math Club sponsor Mary Nuckolls (mnuckolls@wahoowarriors.org) or the Math Club President Brooklyn Garlock (bgarlock23@wahoowarriors.org) with any questions. You can also simply drop in to join the team. Once you try it, you’ll never quit!

WHS Math Club competes in 2021 UNL Math Day

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