On Friday, April 17, 2015, eight Montverde Academy Upper-school students, also members of the 2014-2015 MVA Mathematics Club, competed in the 2015 Lake-Sumter State College Mathlympics. MVA’s contestants were accompanied by Mr. A. Carlo-Meléndez, a MVA Upper-school Math teacher and Math Club sponsor. There were 12 schools represented in this year’s math problem-solving contest, and each with one or two teams – for a total of 21 teams: Mount Dora High School, Leesburg High School, Lake Minneola High School, Montverde Academy, Umatilla High School, South Sumter High School, Tavares High School, South Lake High School, Eustis High School, Mount Dora Bible School, East Ridge High School and Wildwood High School.

For the ninth time in the last ten years, two teams from the Montverde Academy competed in the annual Lake Sumter State College 2015 Mathlympics: Montverde Academy Team A took First Place with 320 points, and MVA Team B took Second Place with 245 points (per contest rules only one team from a given school can be given a trophy). MVA Team A included Tianqi “Jimmy” Wei, Dongchen “Tony” Yuan, Shuya “Shanna” Zhan, Xuchuxue “Irisa” Zhou.  MVA Team B was represented by Shih-Chieh “Jordan” Chien, Shaodong “Thompson” Mao, Jiawei “David” Wang, Jia Hui “Laurant” Wu. Montverde Academy’s Team A that took 1st Place Team (with 320 points), in 2nd Place was South Sumter High School Team B with 203 points, 3rd Place was Wildwood High School Team A with 172 points, and 4th Place was Mount Dora High School Team A with 168 points.  Montverde Academy’s Team B members finished the contest in 2nd Place overall with 245 points, however due to contest rules two teams from the same school will not be recognized in the first four places.

The 2015 Lake-Sumter State College Mathlympics participating school’s contest place and point totals were as follows:

320

Montverde A  1st. Place trophy

245

Montverde B

203

South Sumter B 2nd. Place trophy

172

Wildwood A  3rd.  Place trophy

168

Mount Dora A 4th.  Place trophy

157

Leesburg B

143

East Ridge A

141

Tavares A

138

Lake Minneola B

117

East Ridge B

115

Mount Dora B

111

South Sumter A

89

Eustis A

79

Tavares B

78

South Lake B

72

Christian Home & Bible A

59

Umatilla B

47

Umatilla A

46

South Lake A

30

Lake Minneola A

30

Leesburg A