St. Croix Lutheran math team starts season off right

The St. Croix Lutheran Academy Crusader math team is off to a great start and is hoping to build off of the success of their first meet.  

Led by SCL upper level math teacher Jon Huebner, the team is made up of 33 participants 16 boys, 17 girls in ninth- through 12th-grade. This is SCL’s third year in the math league.

For those unfamiliar with a math meet, there are four events with skill levels ranging from Algebra 1 to Precalculus.  “Individuals choose two, 12-minute events for each meet,” said Huebner. “The top eight finishers on a team work together on a 20-minute, six-question event. The team with the most cumulative points wins.”

SCL is one of 179 schools across Minnesota that participate in Minnesota State High School Math League. After the first of five meets, SCL is currently fourth in their division, but 1st in their section and 6th in the state in Class AA.

“Our goal is to make it to state as a team,” said Huebner.  “The state math league restructured from two tiers to three classes and now teams qualify to state by winning their section instead of their division. This new setup is perfect for our team and we have a great chance to qualify. The division is one of the best in the state and could realistically send five of seven schools to state in the new three-class system.”  

With a large talented team and great competition, the limit does not exist for this SCL squad. Their next meet is Monday, Nov. 26 at Minnehaha Academy.

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