FHE Students, Thomas Westrick and Claire Parish have qualified as finalists in the Sixty-seventh Annual Michigan Mathematics Prize competition. They are among the top 1100 students from among 6,200 students in Part I of the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition. Part I was given at 157 high schools throughout Michigan.
These finalists will compete in Part II on December 5, 2018. This exam consists of five challenging problems to which the students must provide written explanations for their claims and mathematical proofs of their results. Mathematicians from the 70 colleges and universities that comprise the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America will volunteer their time and expertise toward this annual project.
The students with the top 100 scores on the two parts will be invited to an Awards program in February. The top 50 will be presented with scholarships ranging from the bronze awards of $250 to $2,500 for the first place gold medalist. A team of 30 to 35 of these top students on the MMPC will participate in training sessions in preparation for the American Regions Mathematics League Competition.