Several Mundelein High School students earned cash prizes after competing in the Mayor’s Math Challenge on March 18. Sponsored by Mundelein’s Mayor Steve Lentz, the event included the middle schools, MHS and Carmel High School. Each school earned cash prizes for the top three in their school competition and then prizes were also given for the top three finishers overall. Prizes were donated by Mundelein businesses including Garden Fresh, MASC, Rosborough, Wing/Lakeside Lanes, HR Green, Patrick Engineering, TieMart, Northside Bank/Mega, MacLean Fogg, McDonalds, and Hawley Partners/ZAC.
In the Junior Varsity division Nathan Clapp took first place from MHS and earned $750 while Sean Phelan took second with $500 and Sarah Larson placed third for $250. Overall, competing with Carmel, Clapp placed second earning another $1,000 and Phelan tied with a Carmel student who received $375 each.
In the Varsity division among MHS students Tyler Collins took first place and earned $1,000; Komol Patel took second place at $750 and Alex Nicki earned $500 for third place.
In overall competition between MHS and Carmel, Collins took second place and claimed a $1,250 prize.
The Mayors Math Challenge is in its fifth year and aims to be an educational and fun event that generates excitement among students, parents and teachers.