At the Stanislaus Mathematics Council's 32nd High School Mathematics Competition, 107 students represented 11 schools, competing in both group and individual competitions. Teams consisted of five students — two from AP Calculus, one from Math Analysis, one from Algebra II and one from Geometry.
Turlock High School’s team — Cecilia Carrillo, Gustavo Castellanos, Gerrit Dykzeul, Harpreet Kaur and Everado Olide — took 3rd place. In the individual competition THS winners included Olide, who received honorable mention in Calculus; Manpreet Bassi, who received honorable mention in Math Analysis; David Bishel, who placed 2nd in Algebra II; and Quinn Elliott, who received honorable mention in Algebra II.
"These students worked very hard in preparation for this competition. It was something that they volunteered to do. Some students have been practicing from old competition tests since January," said math teacher Kathlyn Donaldson. "It's not often that we get to recognize math achievements, but the math teachers at THS are very proud of our students who competed. The individual teachers of these students have been working closely with them to prepare them in their subject area: Lisa Jensen, Jeff Hakanson, Bill McGinnis, Marjorie Walker, Ken Donaldson and myself. These exams are not easy and can even challenge some of the teachers. We're very proud of our students!"