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Seabury Hall Wins State Math Bowl

May 4, 2016, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated May 4, 1:05 AM
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PHOTO (L-R) Shelby Ferrier, Mr. Sean Wilson, Jesse Doan & David Shiraki

PHOTO (L-R) Shelby Ferrier, Mr. Sean Wilson, Jesse Doan & David Shiraki

Seabury Hall’s Upper School Math Team earned first place honors at the 38th Annual Hawaiʻi State Math Bowl on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

The win comes after sweeping every Maui Math League contest this year to remain the champions of the Maui high school math league.

Seabury Hall’s team, coached by math department chair, Sean Wilson, an alumnus of Seabury Hall, is comprised of junior Jesse Doan, sophomore Shelby Ferrier, and freshman David Shiraki.

“The Upper School Mathematics team has been working hard all season, practicing math problems every Monday and Friday,” said Coach Wilson.  “I applaud all of their hard work, and congratulate them on all of their achievements on the local, state, and national level,” he said.

The team claimed 1st place in Division A by earning a total of 83 points out of a possible 90 points. They also earned the highest overall score in the competition, surpassing larger schools in Division AA like ʻIolani, which scored 77 points, and Punahou, which scored 55 points.

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Seabury Hall’s math team won first place for the third year in a row and was one of the youngest teams in the competition. The contest was hosted at Seabury Hall’s campus for the first time.

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Sixteen public and private high schools from three different islands competed in the event. The Math Bowl is a math competition open to all high schools statewide sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Brigham Young University Hawaiʻi.

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