Friday, November 21, 2014

DHS Takes First Place In UNL Math Bowl Tournament

Calculus, addition, division, multiplication, subtraction -- if it's math and you're a Longhorn, you look it squarely in the eye and say: "Bring it on!"
Dorchester High School continues its long and outstanding tradition of excellence in the area of mathematics with a first place finish at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Math Bowl Tournament.
More than 1,500 high school students from 105 Nebraska high schools participated in Thursday's Math Bowl.  

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the event.
In the Math Bowl Tournament team competition, DHS finished first in Class VI. 

Team members for the Longhorns were Tim Havlat, Nixon Nerud, and Cassidy Olson, according to UNL's news release.

Derek Chew of Omaha North High School was the top individual winner. For his efforts, Chew won an $8,000 scholarship to UNL.

Other top 10 finishers also were awarded scholarships: Ingrid Zhang of Lincoln East, Jae Hyun Lim of Lincoln Southwest, Zach Warneke of Millard South and Alex Heitzman of Emerson-Hubbard each earned $4,000 scholarships for finishing second through fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 and winning $2,000 scholarships were Isaac Zhang of Lincoln East, Caravaggio Caniglia and Ivy Wang of Omaha Brownell-Talbot, Jae Jun Park of Mount Michael Benedictine and Crystal Xu of Lincoln East.


  1. I rarely leave comments on this blog these days but I would like to commend you for focusing on success in academics. Thank you.

    Also I want to tell you kids that while you did not win the $10,000 prize in math, you showed you could compete with any of the braniacs from the big Class A schools. I doubt those kids from Lincoln or Omaha who excel individually in math tournaments play sports, go out for other school activities or are involved in their community the way Dorchester's kids are.

    I'll hire a well-rounded and hard-working Dorchester kid any day to run my business over a young person who is well versed in only one area. In closing, great effort, Dorchester students.

    GBD. (Go Big D!)

  2. Hard work, study, commitment, and perseverance, along with the guidance of caring committed educators, made this fine group of students show everyone that an education from Dorchester can carry you to the top! You have made this entire community proud of you.


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