Niles West Math Team to Compete at State

By Mara Shapiro

The Niles West Math Team will be competing at State at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on April 29-30.

Members include: freshmen Nancy Ho, Peter Kundzicz, Mahnoor Bhatti,  Tina Conis, and Connie Dang; sophomores Basia Gawin, Patrick Liscio, Joseph Cohen, Rudy Newman, Colleen Persaud, Theodore Truong, Andrew Kim; juniors Michael Nissan, Rishy Chacko, Zoya Momin, and Akshar Kumar; and seniors Neha Jain, Eric O’Neill, Aneesh Sehgal, Jose Alvarez, and Antonio Kim.

Coaches are Math teachers Sean Delahanty,Vanessa Brechling, Matthew Fahrenbacher,Tayyaba Ahmad, and Robert Nortillo.

I’m really excited because a big part of our team has qualified for state. I can’t wait to go,”  Gawin says.

Niles West Math Team has qualified for State for the past several years.

” We’re delighted that….people are going to the State competition,”  Brechling says.

The events the team will be competing in are: junior/senior 8 team, freshmen/sophomore 8 team, freshmen written, sophomore written, and oralists.