The Buchholz High School math team has taken its 14th state title in the Florida Mu Alpha Theta
competition. The team will now go on to the national competition, which will be held virtually in
BHS won by the largest margin in the school’s history. Teams earn points based on their
performance in a wide variety of individual and team categories. Buchholz earned 4489 points,
beating out its top rival American Heritage, a private school in South Florida, by 454 points.
Overall, BHS students brought home 209 awards from the competition, including 17 first place
Both Gainesville High School and Eastside High also competed in the state competition. GHS
took 9th overall, while an Eastside student won a first-place award.
The Alachua County Public School students who earned first place awards at the state contest
Buchholz High School: Richard Feng, Hailey Lin, Billy Yang, Parsa Tehranipoor, Melissa Li,
Erick Jiang, Olivia Lee, Ahan Mishra, Tucker Shea, Daniel Wang, Abhinav Pothuri, Emmanuel
Zheng, Kevin He, Sam Antonyan, Jake Frazer, Coley Privette and Jeremy Griffin.
Eastside High: School: Bill Zhao
From the Alachua County Public Schools office