District 99 Math Students Compete at State Math Competition

District 99 Math Students Compete at State Math Competition

South High Math Team at ICTM State Math Competition.

Nineteen students from North High and South High in Downers Grove competed at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Competition at the University of Illinois on Saturday, May 5.

“We’re incredibly proud of our students for competing at the state level,” North High math teacher and head math coach Sally Heiwig said. “It is no easy task competing against their peers from across the state, but they stayed motivated just as they did at the Regional competition.”

According to the ICTM, the contest recognizes outstanding mathematical achievement, encourages independent study, stimulates interest in mathematics, and provides a wholesome meeting ground for students and teachers of mathematics through academic competition.

North High Math Students

Algebra 2 Written Competition

  • Jeremy Blumka
  • Ziba Kisielius
  • Sophia LaBianco
  • Liam Schultz
  • Mia Scott
  • Sebastian Strempfer

South High Math Students


  • Tom Blackmore - Alg. II Individual 
  • Ian Bales - Pre-Calc Individual  

Junior/Senior 8 Person Team

  • Tom Blackmore
  • Sam Guagliardo
  • Josh Viacrusis
  • Kirk Hoffman
  • David Aronson
  • Ian Bales
  • Kyle Tolentino
  • Armin Taheri

Calculator Team

  • Lestin Kandakudy
  • Mateo Garcia
  • Mark Haddleton
  • Miriam Arroyo
  • Brandon Onuasitis

“Congratulations to all of our math students for qualifying for the state competition,” South High math teacher and head math coach Kara Painter said. “Our entire math department is proud of the students’ hard work and dedication.”

Click here to learn more about the ICTM State Math contest, and click here to learn more about ICTM organization.