2015 NCMATYC Mathematics Competition Summary

Once again, Wake Tech has traveled to a mathematics competition and achieved impressive results! Here are the highlights:

Clive Ling from North Campus came in 2nd in the individual portion (40 question multiple-choice calculus test) with a score of 19!

The team from Main Campus came in 2nd in the team portion (10 rounds of pre-calculus problems) with a score of 53!

Wake Tech Main Campus came in 2nd overall with a school score of 48! (If you look in the trophy case on Main Campus you’ll find a big new trophy!)

This year there were 17 teams representing 9 different schools that participated in the competition. Here’s the participants from Wake Tech:

North Campus Sponsor: Tom Aydlett

North Campus Team: Clive Ling, Nelson Berrocales, Josh Beerel

Main Campus Sponsors: Pearl Cauley, Ryan Pescosolido

Main Campus Team: Joonho Choi, Monique Martone, Hunter Valentine, David (Tripp) Satterfield

There are also a few honorable mentions that should be noted:

The team from North Campus came in 4th in the team portion with a score of 47!

Joonho Choi from Main Campus correctly answered one of the extra “Challenge Questions” to win a prize (illustrated book for children about multiplication).

Hunter Valentine from Main Campus scored an 18 on the individual portion.

Here’s the full list of winners from each category:

Individual Portion:

1) N. Southwick from CPCC with a score of 22

2) Clive Ling from WT North with a score of 19

3) L. Woodley (didn’t catch her school) with a score of 18

4) V. Perez (didn’t catch his school) with a score of 18

Team Portion:

1) Forsyth Tech, Team 1, with a score of 57

2) Wake Tech Main Camus, with a score of 53

3) CPCC, with a score of 50


1) Forsyth Tech

2) Wake Tech Main Campus


Student Math League Results—Round 1

Holly Markovich , our SML coordinator, sent this out:

Our official results are now on the AMATYC/SML Scoreboard, and Wake Tech with a score of 92 is in 2nd Place in the Southeast Region behind Georgia Perimeter College.   Nationally, we are currently ranked 26th out of 186 schools that participated in Round 1.

Our team score of 92 is comprised of scores from the top five student scores.  These students and their scores ( in parenthesis )are our top five at Wake Tech.  Please congratulate them when you see themJ

1 – Collin Evans (19.5) and 5th individually in Southeast

2- Connor Rowe (19) and tied for 6th individually in the Southeast

3- Josh Murray (18) and tied for 8th individually in the Southeast

4- Sungwoong Lee (18) and tied for 8th individually in the Southeast

5- Chang Lee (17.5) and tied for 15th individually in the Southeast

We had 80 students participate in Round 1.   The second round for this academic year will be held in March.  More information to come in the new year.

Thank you so much for encouraging your students to participate in this event!


WTCC brought home high honors at the Third Annual NCMATYC Calculus Tournament!

Wake Tech had 13 students compete against 11 other schools from North Carolina and Georgia.

Main Campus students were Joe Black, Joseph Caswell, Megan Dew, Christian Di Lorenzo, George Boules, Mohammad Issa, Omar Saffouri and William Reese.  Their Sponsors were Beth Tsai and Pearl Cauley.

North Campus students were Jisub Kim, Clive Ling, William Finley, Thomas Krase and Jordan Kirchoff.  Their Sponsors were Alison Schubert and Tom Aydlett.

We are pleased to announce these results.

Individual Phase consisting of 40 Calculus questions:

Second place –   Omar Saffouri with a score of 24

Third place – Jisub Kim with a score of 22

Team Phase consisting of 10 rounds of questions:

Third place – Jisub Kim, Clive Line and Jordan Kirchoff with a score of 54

Fouthrth place – George Boules, Mohammad Issa, Omar Saffouri, and William Reese with a score of 53

Overall Rank by combining top individual scores and team score from each school/campus.

2nd place – WTCC Main Campus

3rd place – WTCC North Campus

It was a very interesting competition this year.  Catawba Valley took the top spot in each category.  WTCC’s Omar Saffouri actually tied for first place and lost the top spot during a sudden death.  Jisub Kim was tied for 3rd with another student and won his spot during the tie breaker event.  Overall rank is usually determined using the top three scores and the top team score from each school/campus.  North Campus’ top three scorers during the individual phase were Jisub Kim (22), Clive Ling (20) and William Finley (20).  Main Campus’ top three scorers were Omar Saffouri (24), Joseph Caswell (20) and Mohammad Issa (19).  When the final scores were totaled our North and Main Campuses were actually tied.  The judges had to go to the 5th individual score on the morning individual round to break the tie between our two campuses.  What an impressive statement about our school, the faculty, and our students!!!!

Please join me in congratulating them on a job well done!