For the 7th time in a dozen years, Wheeler's Mathcounts team took the championship title on March 1 against public and private schools from around RI. In addition, a Wheeler student, 8th grader Justin Paik, won the individual championship, something a Wheeler student has done for three of the past five years of competition. Congratulations to Coach Tom Wharton, Upper School math teacher, and the following 'math-letes' for their success. Now on to nationals!
Wheeler Team: Justin Paik (1st place overall in the state), Daniel Shimberg (6th place in the state as only a 6th grader!), Troy Feng (8th in state and 2nd overall in the Countdown round for the second year in a row) and Dennis Gastel (10th in the state)
Individuals Competing at States: Geoffrey Moss (19th), Ben Homer (22nd), Mick Chivers (25th), Jack Chivers (61st), Naomi Shimberg (75th), Kevin Rao (76th) (out of 200 mathletes)
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy is the 2014 recipient of The Hamilton School at Wheeler’s Life Achievement Award; presented for “overcoming the challenges of a learning difference to succeed.” Malloy will accept his award during a visit to the Providence school-within-a-school for students with learning differences on the afternoon and evening of Friday, March 7.
Each year, The Hamilton School at Wheeler
honors a noted dyslexic individual with this award. Past honorees include Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Schultz, Twister game inventor Reyn Guyer, migrant-worker turned pediatrician Mary Groda-Lewis and the late CBS News President Fred Friendly.
Congratulations to the following seven seniors for progressing to be named National Merit Scholarship Competition finalists. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the students selected must have outstanding academic records, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the PSAT. Congrats to Zooey Arnold-Connor, Timothy Clancy, Dylan Gastel, Shannon Holley, Lilian Kong, Charles Nickerson and Yang Tang. In addition, senior Honor Davis has been named a National Achievement Finalist.