Ta­lent and team­work add up to suc­cess

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

A TEAM of year 7 and 8 stu­dents from Pen­rhos Col­lege took out first prize in a statewide math­e­mat­ics com­pe­ti­tion.

The six girls won the Math­e­mat­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion of WA’s Metro South Have Sum Fun Face-To-Face com­pe­ti­tion.

The win­ning team of Nahyun Kim, Aleta Houden, Priya Bhasin, Gabrielle Thomp­son, Menu Ga­m­age and Jess Prid­geon raced against the clock to solve four in­tense rounds of prob­lems.

The team was an­nounced the win­ner ahead of 40 other teams. An­other Pen­rhos team fin­ished fifth.

Pen­rhos Col­lege maths men­tor and STEM co-or­dina- tor Peter Chan­dler said the com­pe­ti­tion pro­vided a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents with strong math­e­mat­i­cal abil­i­ties to work to­gether in an en­gag­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

“I was very proud of the girls. They demon­strated great team­work as well as their ex­cep­tional math­e­mat­i­cal skills and abil­i­ties,” he said.

The mem­bers of the win­ning team show off their tro­phies.

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