Highland Park math team

The Highland Park Math Team made it to state for the 21st year in a row, and finished in seventh position. Mr. Anderson and Mr. O’Connell are the coaches of the Highland Park High Math Team. David and Geeta are the captains of the math team. I interviewed them and a couple of people from the math team.


photo taken by Anne Kelly Berg via Facebook

1. What is your name/grade?
Michael: Freshman.
David: I’m a senior.
Geeta: I’m a junior.

2. How do you feel about making it to state?
Michael: Proud.
David: Pretty great. Always good to beat Central.
Geeta: It’s our 21st yr to make it to state.

3. What made you want to be part of the math team?
Michael: I enjoy competition and math.
Geeta: Like math, I was in the math team in middle school. I wanted to work with people who love math as much as I do.
David: I was in the math team in middle school too and I love math.

4. What are some challenges you faced along the way?
David: Takes a lot of practice. Meet two, three times a week.
Geeta: Memorize all the formulas.
Michael: A lot of information to know and memorize.

5. Any information you would like for us to know about the math team?
David: Join math team you don’t have to be great at math. Still get to learn.
Geeta: Good for test anxiety and for times tests.
Michael: It’s fun if you like doing doing math.

6. What advice do you have for students who want to join the math team?
David: Come to practice we don’t bite. Works pretty well with sports, you can be in a sport and math team at the same time.
Geeta: You don’t have to know math really well because we teach you what you want.
Michael: Don’t worry about the actual competition but having fun doing math.

7. Anything else you want to say?
David: Nothing.
Geeta: No.
Michael: No.


  1. Ms. Morton, AP says:

    We are so proud of our Math Team continuing the winning tradition! They placed ahead of many teams that came from much larger schools. Way to go, Scots!

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