BHS Math Team Headed to Nationals after 16th Statewide Win in 19 Years

By Julia Bauer
BHS Math Team

The Buchholz High School (BHS) math team just won the statewide Mu Alpha Theta Competition – a very impressive 16th statewide win in the last 19 years. They take on the national competition in July.

This weekend, the team brought home 231 awards from the competition in Orlando, “including 22 team and individual first place awards,” according to an Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) news release. They won first place in all four divisions of the competition.

At the competition, “teams earn points based on the results of a wide variety of categories,” according to the news release. BHS earned 7444 points total, beating American Heritage Broward (7133 points), their long-time rival.

“The work ethic and seriousness with which they approached this year’s championship was amazing,” BHS Coach Will Frazer said in the news release. “This win is on my short list of all-time best victories.

The BHS team will “rest and recharge their batteries for a few weeks” before gearing up to defend their 2023 national championship title in July.

First-place BHS math team winners

Mu division (Calculus) Team

Daniel Wang, Thomas Wu, Andrew Xing and Billy Yang

Alpha division (Pre-calculus) Team

Jerry Yao, Saber Lian, Bryan Zheng and Eric Gao

Theta division (Algebra 2 and Geometry) Team

Jonathan Lin, Watson Inglett, Xi Chen and Daniel Zhang

Statistics division Team

Anish Patel, Vijay Hans, Michael Wei and Eileen Lai

Relay Team

Katie He Bryan Zheng and Xi Chen

Two other local schools also competed, according to the news release. Gainesville High won 16th overall and Eastside High won 19th.

Photo courtesy of ACPS.

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