Pope John Students Win Championship at UNL Math Day

Pictured front row (l. to r): Wenting Yu, Calli Krebs, Paige Meis, Wenting Yu  back row: Logan Henn, Cole Preister

1,441 students from 99 Nebraska high schools participated in the 28th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students’ interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

Six Pope John seniors participated in this all-day event. They were Logan Henn, Paige Meis, Sydney Kerkman, Cole Preister, Calli Krebs and Wenting Yu. The day consisted of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double-elimination team competition. The Pope John team won first place in the PROBE 1 written contest for Class VI schools. In the Math Bowl competition, they played eight rounds and fell in the final championship match to receive second place.  The students were accompanied by their math teacher, Sister Patricia Hoffman.