11 Bunnell High School Students Inducted into National Math Honor Society
Eleven students were honored at Bunnell High School by induction into Mu Alpha Thera, the international high school and two-year college mathematics honor society. To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed four semesters of college preparatory mathematics and be enrolled in a fifth semester. In addition, the student must maintain at least a B average in these courses. Students who are charter members of this prestigious honor society include: Brian Arpie, Michelle Chabla, Tiia Fischer, Kimon Katevatis, Ha Jun Kim, Meredith Nadeau, Michael Szpara, Julia Tranquillo, Ha Min Kim, Britni Kiosse, and Marissa Wuennemann.
Mu Alpha Theta was founded in 1957 at the University of Oklahoma and has grown to more than 1,600 chapters around the world. It is sponsored by the following professional mathematics organizations: The Mathematical Association of America, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. The purpose of the organization is to promote scholarship in, and enjoyment of, mathematics among high school and two-year college students.
The Bunnell High School chapter of Mu Alpha Theta is sponsored by Raymond DeGennaro. The chapter officers are: Ha Jun Kim as President, Michael Szpara as Vice President, Meredith Nadeau as Secretary, and Ha Min Kim as Treasurer.
The chapter meets weekly within their school during math club meetings to share their enjoyment and skill in mathematics with others through competitive test taking and strategy discussion. They have participated in both the American Scholastic Mathematics Association (ASMA) testing competitions as well as the Math League competitions. These prestigious students take these thirty minute tests after school in order to compete with other schools around the world. When members are not competing they are contemplating ways to better the mathematical comprehension of their schoolmates. The students remaining in the fall intend to spread their knowledge by providing aid to others who seek help on the subject of mathematics.