Mundelein students can take part in Mayor's Math Cup Challenge

  • Students work a problem at the inaugural Mayor's Cup Math Challenge last year in Mundelein.

      Students work a problem at the inaugural Mayor's Cup Math Challenge last year in Mundelein. Jake Griffin | Staff Photographer, 2014

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Posted3/3/2015 1:01 PM

Mundelein's Second Annual Mayor's Cup Math Challenge is set for Sunday, March 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at Mundelein High School.

Students can sign up to participate by speaking with their mathematics teachers no later than Friday, March 6.


"We are so pleased that the community is supporting this mathematics challenge. We know the students are going to have a great time competing with each other. The world of future innovation, in our culture, is going to need math," Mayor Steve Lentz said.

"Anything remotely technical will require a good basis of math, and we want to foster that idea in our community's education."

The Mayor's Math Challenge is open to any student who attends school in districts 75, 76, 79, 120, Carmel Catholic High School, or any student who lives within District 120 boundaries but attends another elementary or middle school not listed above.

Competition divisions include: middle school (sixth through eighth grade); junior varsity (ninth and 10th grades); varsity (11th and 12th grades).

In addition to the favorable response from students, the Mundelein business community has supported this educational initiative by donating money for scholarships.

To date, Mundelein business owners have donated nearly $7,000 to the participating students. This means 21 Mundelein students will have the opportunity to earn a cash prize at the event.

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"Since mathematics proficiency is critical to our nation's future technical success, I want the village of Mundelein to be a leader in promoting mathematics, specifically, and academic excellence, in general. The Annual Mayor's Cup Math Challenge is a positive way to celebrate our stellar students and showcase their academic talents.

"We are very pleased with the support we've received from the Mundelein business community and the interest shown by math teachers and students. It's going to be a fun and academically challenging event," Lentz said

In addition to the substantial scholarship money that will be awarded to the winners, all participants will receive a commemorative certificate signed by the mayor, a gift card compliments of Mundelein McDonald's, trophies to first-, second- and third-place winners and "traveling" team trophies to the top schools in each of the three divisions.