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LINCOLN COMPETES IN HMMT
Congratulations to the Math Club members who competed at the HMMT in Boston. Anders Olsen was our best mathlete, placing 41st out of more than 800 top math students! The team placed 31st out of 160 teams!
Lincoln High School competed with a team of 6 Math Club members at the HMMT competition on Saturday November 14 at MIT. HMMT, arguably one of the most difficult math competitions in the United States, is geared toward students who can comfortably and confidently solve 6 to 8 problems correctly on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). The team members who competed were Lang Ming, Anders Olsen, Elaine Yang, Lux Preciado Solis, Alec Leng and Cedric Wong. The team chose the name The Crownless Kings.
The tournament features individual tests, a team round and the Guts Round. Each individual test is 10 problems and 50 minutes long, where all answers are single values (i.e. short answers). The Team Round is a 60-minute, 10-problem test where all members of a team work together. This tournament’s team round is short-answer based. The problems are often organized into “themes.” The Guts Round is an 80-minute team event with 36 short-answer questions on an assortment of subjects, of varying difficulty and point values. The problems are divided into sets of 3.
The difficulty of the competition is compared to that of ARML, the AIME, or the Mandelbrot Competition, though it is considered to be a bit harder than these contests. The contest organizers state that, "HMMT, arguably one of the most difficult math competitions in the United States, is geared toward students who can comfortably and confidently solve 6 to 8 problems correctly on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)." As with most high school competitions, knowledge of calculus is not required; however, calculus may be necessary to solve a select few of the more difficult problems on the Individual Rounds.
CONGRATULATIONS MATH CARDS!
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LINCOLN BEATS GRANTS PASS 41 - 14,
MOVES ON TO FACE SHERWOOD IN 6A
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LINCOLN CARDS SHOW SPIRIT
WIN 2-0 IN 6A FINALS
| LINCOLN BEATS GRANTS PASS 41 - 14,
MOVES ON TO FACE SHERWOOD IN 6A
Check out our KOIN Athlete of the Week
Aside from playing soccer, Kobak has been on the varsity track team since her freshman year, where she specializes in the 400 and 800-meters.
“I think everyone on the team looks up to her. I’ve seen her step into more leadership roles this year at school. Senior class representative, she’s part of the anti-bullying program, and I think people just gravitate towards her, ”said Sasha Dierauf, a Lincoln High School senior, who has known Kobak since they were kids.
Kobak maintains a 4.0 GPA, is involved in the National Honor Society, and finds time to volunteer once a week at an elementary school.
She’s already taking college preparatory classes, too.
“All of my classes are IB classes so it’s like AP [advanced placement courses] but the IB program; the International baccalaureate [is the one I’m involved with] So, yeah, it’s like college prep,” said Kobak.
Kobak said she’s definitely interested in playing college soccer.
“Yeah, she certainly has the talent to,” Miguel Guante, the Lincoln girls varsity soccer head coach, said. “I know she’s been talking to a few schools, so it’s kind of a matter of figuring out the right fit both academically and athletically.”
As Kobak reflects on an exceptional soccer career, she takes a lot of pride in becoming the first Athlete of The Week at Lincoln High School this year.
“Hopefully I’m doing a good job representing my school; all of my friends, and just everyone at Lincoln. But, yeah, it’s a huge honor,” said Kobak.