Seattle Lutheran High school hosted a math competition last Wednesday afternoon for the first time in its 40 year history. We have participated in math competitions in the past but have not hosted our own, so the red carpet was out to welcome schools to our building for this competition. We have noticed a renewed energy in our students towards math and we have a fantastic group of teachers in our math department to thank for this energy. Last year, Mr. Hardwick developed a math club that celebrates math as well as provides opportunities for our students to compete in math competitions at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level. We have over 20 students in the math club and they are able to participate in Varsity or Junior Varsity according to their interest, grade level, and math ability. In this recent competition, we took 1st place in Varsity and a close 2nd with our Junior Varsity. Great job mathletes and great job teachers for putting this fantastic opportunity together.
The third opportunity involved with math club is induction for our juniors and seniors into Mu Alpha Theta (National Honor Society for Math) which is an honor. Students are required to maintain an above average GPA in mathematics courses as part of their membership in this exclusive mathematics society. We have had a chapter of Mu Alpha Theta at Seattle Lutheran since the 2016-2017 school year.
Math, science, the arts, humanities, and foreign language are all part the God’s design here at Seattle Lutheran High School. Our goal is to provide opportunities for each student to find and grow in his or her passion. We understand that this high school experience is just one phase of life but a crucial one that develops and opens up many dreams and aspirations for the future. This math club is one way we can facilitate those dreams and help students aspire to the next success coming their way.