Seabury Hall wins State Math Bowl

Seabury Hall’s Math Team logged the highest overall score at the State Math Bowl on May 3, becoming the first small-division school to take the overall title in the 36-year history of the competition.

The team of Fletcher Prouty, senior; Jasmine Doan, junior; and Jesse Doan, freshman, scored 84 points out of a possible 90 points, beating large schools Iolani, who scored 81 points, and Punahou, 78 points.

The contest, held at Brigham Young University in Laie, Oahu, was sponsored by the Hawaii Association of Mathematics and the Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Nineteen public and private high schools in the state qualified, with three students on the official school teams. Many schools sent additional students to participate but not in an official capacity.

Each school was assigned to divisions based on school enrollment; there were 10 schools in Division AA (enrollment of 1,000 or more) and nine schools in Division A (enrollment of less than 1,000). Any Division A school could have elected to compete in Class AA.

Seabury, coached by math teacher Mitch Krulewich, was the only Maui County competitor.

The goals of the Math Bowl are to promote the teaching and learning of mathematics, to give outstanding math students the opportunity to compete in solving challenging problems, to promote goodwill and understanding through mathematics, and to stimulate interest in and create enthusiasm for the learning of mathematics through friendly competition.