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American Heritage Schools’ Mathematics Team Earns First Place at Statewide Math Competition



The prestigious American Heritage Schools’ Broward Campus Mathematics Team earned first place at the statewide math competition hosted by the Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta, the U.S. mathematics honor society for high school students, took place at Nova Southeastern University. Around 500 students from across the state of Florida competed and the American Heritage team finished first place overall.

90 students from American Heritage Schools’ Broward campus earned 34 individual trophies. With outstanding team performances, American Heritage Schools’ won first place in nearly every division. Rankings included first place Team, Sweepstakes; first place Geometry Team; first place Algebra 2 Team; first place Precalculus Team; first place Statistics Team; second place Algebra 1 Team (seventh grade); and third place Calculus Team.

"Our win at the NSU Statewide competition demonstrates the enormous collection of mathematical giftedness of the members of our math competition team,” said Dr. Radleigh Santos, competitive mathematics head coach and MIT graduate. “I'm proud of all their hard work and I'm looking forward to their future success!"

The individuals who won awards at the competition include:

  • Aaron Alter – Grade 9 – first place Algebra 2

  • Timothy Kong – Grade 10 – first place Statistics

  • Alan Wu – Grade 12 – first place Calculus

  • Kiana Dai – Grade 9 – second place Geometry

  • Ziqian Yu – Grade 7 – second place Algebra 1

  • Guilherme Salles – Grade 10 – second place Precalculus

  • Alexander Allain – Grade 7 – third place Algebra 1

  • Rajam Arunprakash – Grade 10 – third place Precalculus

  • Darsh Patel – Grade 9 – fourth place Precalculus

  • Sharvaa Selvan – Grade 12 – fourth place Calculus

  • Anik Bora – Grade 10 – fourth place Statistics

  • Romir Mohan – Grade 11 – fifth place Statistics

  • Henry Nathanson – Grade 9 – fifth place Geometry

  • Jack Finneran - Grade 10 - fifth place Precalculus



"The American Heritage Schools Competitive Math program has been an amazing place to foster my love for mathematics and meet other kids who enjoy the STEM fields as much as I do,” said Sharvaa Selvan, a senior at American Heritage Schools from Weston and vice president for the State and National Mu Alpha Theta student delegates. “Our victory at the February Statewide was a testament to the countless hours spent by both the students and our amazing coaches over the past few months." Sharvaa has been accepted to the prestigious universities MIT and Georgia Tech.

American Heritage Schools is the No. 1 private school in Florida for nationally recognized scholars, math competition, science fair, mock trial, moot court, and speech and debate. Alumni are notable leaders in their chosen fields who are generating positive differences in the world. American Heritage Schools is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school in South Florida serving grades Pre-K3 to 12.

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American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses; the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida, and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,800 students in PK3 through 12th grades, and the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law,pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, business & entrepreneurship, and computer science with classes taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 13 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 3 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. American Heritage Schools is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche.

For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website at www.ahschool.com.

Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 1 or email admissions.broward@ahschool.com

Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 1 or email admissions.palmbeach@ahschool.com

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of American Heritage Schools


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