Oakhill Day School Students Make State MathCounts Competition
On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Oakhill Day School competed in the annual MathCounts Competition at Burns & McDonnell in South Kansas City.
MathCounts, established in 1986, encourages sixth through eighth-grade students across the United States to participate in extracurricular math programs through competitions, clubs, and creative learning.
The competition on Saturday challenged students to individual and group math tests, averaging individual and team scores to determine the day's winners. Oakhill Day School placed third as a team under the direction of middle school math teacher Jake Kleyh. Two eighth-grade students, Wain Guo, and Shawn Walden, individually tied for 15th place. By earning a spot in the top 25 percent, both Wain and Shawn will continue to the state competition in March.
This year's competition is the second consecutive year that Oakhill's math team has placed in the top three and has had students continue to state. Oakhill's fourth through sixth-grade math team will have their next competition on March 2 in Bethany, Missouri.