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students pose outdoors with math team state championship trophy

Lake Forest Academy’s math team traveled to Illinois State University last weekend to compete in the ICTM State Math Contest. After LFA’s 27-member team placed first in regionals in February, the Caxys continued their success and earned a first place finish and state championship for Division 2A.

LFA placed within the top 10 schools in every team event out of a competing 47 teams. The Caxys posted a score of 825 to put them ahead of second-place Morton with a score of 754. The ICTM State Math Contest championship is the third for LFA as the Caxys also claimed the top spot in 2018 and 2023 for Division 2A. Division 2A is one of four divisions in the contest and covers schools with enrollments between 400 and 1,099.

Division 2A Top 10 (School – Score)
Lake Forest Academy – 825
Morton – 754
Wheaton Academy – 720
Fenwick – 682
Latin School of Chicago – 660
Montini Catholic – 648
Mahomet-Seymour – 637
Glenbard South – 586
St. Francis – 565
Herrin – 558

Team captains Yiwen Lu ’25, Henry Gold ’24, and Jerry Ren ’24 led the Caxys through the regional and state competitions. Listed below are the top team and individual finishers for LFA.

Team Finishes
1st Place – Algebra I Team

1st Place – Geometry Team

1st Place – Algebra 2 Team

2nd Place – Precalculus Team

2nd Place – 8-person 11th/12th Grade Team
Robert Ding ’25Ava Froberg ’25Katie Martin ’25Benjamin Xu ’25Henry Gold ’24Toby Nelson ’24Jamie Pruett ’24Jerry Ren ’24

3rd Place – 8-Person 9th/10th Grade Team
Juhyung Jo ’27Adele Wu ’27Sienna Yang ’27Anna Zhu ’27Sahasrad Sathish ’26Angel Wu ’26Queenie Wu ’26Crystal Zhou ’26

4th Place – Oral Team
Toby Nelson ’24 and Henry Gold ’24

5th Place – 2-person 11th/12th Grade Team
Yiwen Lu ’25 and Jaden Kim ’25

8th Place – 2-person 9th/10th Grade Team
Minha Chung ’26 and Juhyung Jo ’27

9th Place – Calculator Team
Siran Yang ’27Haricharan Yarlagadda ’27Sahasrad Sathish ’26Zoey Zhu ’26, Jaden Kim ’25Yiwen Lu ’25Benjamin Xu ’25Jerry Ren ’24


Individual Finishes
1st Place – Algebra 1: Anna Zhu ’27
1st Place – Algebra 2: Yiwen Lu ’25   *with a perfect score
2nd Place – Algebra 1: Sienna Yang ’27
2nd Place – Precalculus: Jerry Ren ’24
3rd Place – Algebra 1: Siran Yang ’27
3rd Place – Geometry: Sahasrad Sathish ’26
3rd Place – Algebra 2: Jaden Kim ’25
4th Place – Geometry: Juhyung Jo ’27
5th Place – Geometry: Crystal Zhou ’26
8th Place – Geometry: Queenie Wu ’26
9th Place – Algebra 1: Adele Wu ’27
9th Place – Precalculus: Toby Nelson ’24