Ransom Everglades finished fourth overall at the Golden Gate regional math competition in Naples on Feb. 2. For the first time in team history, all four RE teams placed in the top five. Margo Squire ’19 claimed her first individual trophy in statistics while helping RE's statistics team to a third-place overall.
Dylan Tie-Shue ’20 led the fourth-place calculus team that included Donna Zheng '20, Valeria Vela '19 and Jennifer Lin '20; Alex Van Lidth ’22 led the fifth-place precalculus team that included Yuhan Liu '21, Jonah Bennett '21 and Kareena Rudra '20; and Nikhil Kumar ’22 led the fifth-place geometry team that included Victoria Porto '22, Kerryn Xu '22 and Rafael Dovarganes '22.
Besides Squire, the statistics team included Benjamin Thorpe '20, Isaac Szomstein '20 and Zachary Buttrick '20. Math team coach Karen Key guided the group, which included a number of first-time participants.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.