Using Math to Recycle: 5 North Penn Students Compete in NYC
Five North Penn High School students are in the “Big Apple” today to compete in the Siam Moody’s Math Challenge. North Penn junior, Priya Kikani and four of her classmates will use math to develop a solution for recycling. Kikani says, on a larger scale, the experience is a confidence builder and sign of things to come for the United States.
“you hear some much about other countries and how their coming up and their math and science education is so much better than ours. From doing competitions like these and going to public school, I’ve been in the North Penn School district my entire life, I can confidently say that I’m very hopeful for the future. with all this, with the great teachers that have prepared me, with my parents, with my teammates that great things are going to happen.”
Kikani’s teammates from North Penn are Patrick Nicodemus, Francis Walsh, Julianna Supplee and Scott Landis. The teacher-coach of the North Penn team is Dianne Wakefield. North Penn is competing against several schools across the country with possibility of each team member winning four thousand dollars for college tuition.