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Bulldogs know math
Turlock High takes fourth in Math Superbowl
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Turlock High Math Superbowl team: Front row (L to R): Ricardo Lopez, Nick Chartrand, Olyvia Vasquez, Maranda Starkweather, Senjie Wang; 2nd row: Henna Hundal, Colby McCann, Heath Rojas, Sofie Bates; 3rd row: Chia-Lun Liu, Sunpreet Kaur, Talin Shamun, Mandip Bassi, Noelle Hazelton, Tonya Pruitt; back row: Martin Acosta, Anahi Mendoza, Tarynn Caseri. Not pictured: Juan Perez. - photo by Photo Contributed

Turlock High School students proved themselves math savvy when they came in fourth place recently at the 40th annual Dick Schaff Math Superbowl.

A total of 19 THS students competed against 10 high schools from throughout the Central Valley in the event hosted by the Stanislaus County Math Council.

The math competition consisted of three events: the team competition (five member teams), the huddle competition (teams of two or more), and the individual competition. 

“They’ve worked so hard to prepare,” said THS math teacher Kathlyn Donaldson. “I am so proud of these students.”

In addition to placing fourth in the team competition, Henna Hundal took 1st place in the individual calculus test.

“I loved every minute of the competition,” said Hundal. “I love the fact that we get to engage in math and appreciate what it has to offer."

Hundal also took 3rd in the huddle competition with partner Senjie Wang.

“I really immersed myself into my math classes this year to ensure a great outcome during the competition,” said Hundal. “All of the THS students worked really hard and were supportive to each other.”

 “Henna is a perfectionist," said Donaldson. "She is always striving to be the best in whatever she does.”

This weekend students will be heading down to Fresno State University for Math Field Day to compete against other schools throughout California.

“This is one of the only math competitions in our area,” said Donaldson. “The students are excited to compete.”