After four months of individual testing, Oak Hill Academy of Lincroft was crowned champion of the 2018 Brother Christian Jones Middle School Math Contest late last week.
Named after long-time CBA chief scheduler and math teacher, the contest concluded last Thursday at CBA, as 12 middle schools descended on the Academy for their final challenge: a one-hour, team based competition.
1 – Oak Hill Academy
2 – Marlboro Memorial Middle
3 – Marlboro Middle
4 – Manalapan Englishtown Middle
5 – Cranbury
6 – Forrestdale
7 – Saint Leo the Great School
8 – St. Thomas The Apostle School
9 – St. Catharine School
10 – Bayshore
11 – St. Joseph Grade School
12 – Ocean Township Intermediate
The final round featured a series of math-related and logic-based questioning to test depth, speed and accuracy. The final round also provides the middle school students with a familiarity for what to expect from high school level math competitions.
For 43 years, the Brother Christian Jones 8th Grade Math Contest was one of Monmouth and Ocean County’s premier elementary school challenges. A single day event, the contest—normally held on a Saturday—featured nearly 30 public and private elementary schools and a test designed specifically for the eighth grade level. That version of the contest ended in 2016, but this new version of the competition has been very successful over the past two years.
The contest is organized by math team moderator, Mr. Matt Reagan, with plenty of assistance from CBA students. John-Gabriel Bermudez, Alex DiResta, Brendan Fitzgerald (contest manager), Thomas Greenwald (contest manager), Owen Rigney, JP Memon, Thomas O’Boyle, Dominic Esposito, Andrew Mullaghy, Matthew Notaro, Marc Sorrentino, and William Walsh all served as classroom proctors.
Jonathan Abadir, Isaac Mercado, Brian Closkey, Luke Rogers, Michael DiMasi, Brian Hack, Ryan Mullins, Eric Hawkins, Andrew Manatos, Matthew Ruzich, and Nolan Kus also helped as assistants or graders.