Students place 1st, 2nd and 8th in Hawaii math contest

Seabury Hall 7th-grader David Shiraki topped 603 other middle school students across the state to earn the highest individual score in Hawaii on the Mathematical Association of America’s American Math Competition 8.

Each year more than 100,000 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 and representing all 50 states compete in what is considered the country’s premier middle school math contest.

Seabury Hall 6th-grader Steven Doan placed second overall, only one point behind Shiraki, and 8th-grader Shelby Ferrier placed eighth overall.

Seabury Hall’s middle school math instructor and math team coach Steve Vurno said that the team is preparing for the MathCounts competition to be held in February.