Continental Math League National Champions
by AHS Calculus Teacher Tony Record
Avon High School finished in a tie for first place with American Heritage School of Palm Beach, Florida. This is Avon High School’s fourth national team championship, having previously won in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Senior Noah Bussell (pictured) was named Individual National Champion (with four perfect scores) and shares that title with only 23 other students nationwide. Noah is the eighth AHS student to earn the honor.
A total of 19 AHS students registered at least one perfect score throughout the competition.
Other notable AHS students were seniors Roshan Patel who finished as a National Runner-Up with a score of 39. Seniors Emily Ahern, Abbie Hatfield, and Tyler Wirges each scored 38 through the competition and earned National Honorable Mention.
The Continental Mathematics League – Calculus Division is open to all public, private and home-schooled students in the United States and its territories. Each year anywhere from 175-325 of the country’s best STEM high schools compete. The competition is structured so that throughout the year a series of four “meets” or exams are administered during class at the competing schools. Each exam consists of eight very challenging calculus problems and is worth 10 points Each school’s top six scores on each exam comprise that particular school’s score for that meet. Often it takes a perfect score to be crowned champion. AHS has competed in the meet since 1997 and has accounted for the highest score of all Indiana schools that have competed in the event since 2005.