CENTRAL — Daniel High School participated in the 13th annual Clemson Calculus Challenge on April 15. Schools were placed into three divisions according to school size, with Daniel competing in Division 2 against 10 other schools.
In the individual competition, Sarah Baum placed first; and Ian Ruohoniemi placed second. In the team competition, the team of Omri Bein, Daniel Custer, Catherine Howland, and Bailey Meehan tied for first. Following a tie-breaker round, they finished in second place.
The team of Ian Ruohoniemi, Sarah Baum, Eamon Espey, and Jalen McClain placed third.
Daniel won first place overall in the school competition by having the highest combined score in Division 2.
During March, the DWD Math Team participated in two math competitions.
The team won the following awards at the College of Charleston Math Meet on March 5: JV Timed Sprint: Word Puzzle; JV Timed Sprint: Number Fun; Varsity Timed Sprint: Number Fun; and Varsity Timed Sprint: Trigonometry. On the Written Test Team Level 3, Ian Ruohoniemi, Connor Lehmacher, Sarah Baum placed second. Individually on the Written Test Level 3, Ian Ruohoniemi placed sixth place out of 183 and received Honorable Mention.
At the Furman Math Competition on March 19 the team placed first out of 25 teams. At the varsity level, Ian Ruohoniemi and Connor Lehmacher placed fifth and sixth, respectively, out of 203. At the junior varsity level, Jonathan Baum placed fifth out of 112.
The Daniel Math Team is sponsored by math teachers Ken Nolen and Kelly Morris.