The Lincoln Academy 2023-24 Math Team. Back row from left: Jayden Brown, coach Ashley Nolan, Alec Buckley, Alvah Gandler. Middle row from left: Dana Lee, Mica Houghton, Nandi Gero, Fynn Tierney. Front row from left: coach Libby Mooney, Shayla Pheng, Ori Taylor, Sebastian Morey, and Ryan Curtis.

The Lincoln Academy Math Team finished its regular season at Cony High School on March 6, with all twenty-two teams in the Central Maine Math League competing. Lincoln Academy has a small but mighty team that finished first place in the medium school division, and second place overall behind Camden Hills. Seven students earned individual trophies in their age group.

Junior Jayden Brown placed first overall in the Central Maine Math League, earning 261 points out of a yearly total of 300 points. His closest rival, another junior, earned 231 points.

Seniors Dana Lee and Mica Houghton tied for eighth place. Among sophomores, Alec Buckley finished fourth and Alva Gandler finished fifth. In the ninth grade division Ori Taylor finished in third place and Sebastian Morey in fourth place.

Junior Jayden Brown was the top scorer in the Central Maine Math League Championship.Jayden chalks his success at the meet up to excellent preparation. “I have been on math team for a while, and knew what to expect in terms of breadth and difficulty. Beforehand I had a lot of practice in the subjects that the meet was going to cover.”

As for how the math challenges differ from his high school math classes, he said, “the math competition takes the things you learn in school math, and bumps it up an extra level. It makes you think out of the box. It’s very engaging, provides a deeper understanding of the subjects you have already learned, and helps you learn some new skills as well.”

The team competes next at the state meet at the Augusta Civic Center on April 2 with more than a hundred math teams from all over Maine.