Greenwich High math team adds another state title to its honors
GREENWICH — Greenwich High School’s math team won the 2019 Connecticut State Championship title for the fifth time in a row, and the 10th time in 11 years.
Their next stop is the New England Regional Tournament on April 26 in Canton, Mass.
On Wednesday, the team earned the highest score in every round of the state tournament, beating second-place Staples High School, 134-82, followed by Amity Regional High School, Cheshire High and Newtown High.
Greenwich had 63.4 percent more points than the second place team, math team coach Gordon Jones said.
Every team member contributed, with senior Derrick Xiong and sophomore Sam Florin leading their pack with perfect scores, Jones said.
Team members include: Derrick Xiong, Jovita Li, Kyle Xiong, Zachary Wang, Zachary Tanenbaum, Sam Florin, Iris Shi and Skyler McDonnell.
At the North England competition last year, GHS was not at full strength but still finished in third place.
This year, the full team will also not be able to participate, but Jones said the bronze medal last year indicates this crop of students will fare well later this month.