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The Weston High Math Team competes in two leagues. As a member of the Massachusetts Math League, Weston sends a 10-member team to monthly competitions; at least two members of the team must be sophomores or freshmen. Strong teams may be invited to compete in state or New England championships. As a member of the New England Math League, the team participates in written competitions

at Weston High School. The team’s weekly practices offer students an opportunity to strengthen and expand their math skills.

Club Advisors: Mary Fierabend and  Alison Langsdorf

Co-Captains: Ezra Gordon and Andrew Yao

What’s New?

posted 10/7/19

WHS math team hosted the first meet of the regular MML season yesterday and placed 1st in the medium high school division and 3rd place overall (behind large high schools Lexington and Acton-Boxborough) in a field of 43 schools. The scores for the top 4 medium sized high schools were:
155    Weston
129    Canton
93      Concord-Carlisle
76      Bedford
Individual perfect scores were achieved by senior Ezra Gordon, junior Benjamin Chen, and sophomore William Houston; near-perfect performances were accomplished by seniors David Huang, Ezra Odio, Albert Wu, and Andrew Yao and also junior Neil Malur. Other students with significant contributions to the team’s success were junior Anthony Cui, sophomores Anna Lian and Jessie Yuan, and freshman Ian Chang.

posted 5/30/19

Weston’s Perfect Team Score Takes 1st Place in New England Math League

Weston’s perfect team score of 180 points secured the team a 1st place finish in the New England Math League.  The team score is the combined total of the top 5 performers over 6 competitions.  Weston’s score put them in sole possession of 1st place, 5 points ahead of 2nd place Phillips Academy.

Below are the top 11 schools in New England:

Weston HS, MA 180

Phillips Academy, MA 175

Nashua HS South, NH 171

Hotchkiss School, CT 167

Barrington HS, RI 166

Brooks School, MA 165

Maine Sch. of Sci./Math, ME 163

Wheeler School, RI 163

Cheshire Academy, CT 162

Noble & Greenough Sch, MA 161

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Upper Sch., MA 159

In addition to the perfect team score, two of the three perfect individual scores over the 6 competitions were from Weston.  They were Juniors Ezra Gordon and Andrew Yao.  Sophomore Ben Chen’s near perfect score of 34 also puts him in the top 10 mathletes in New England.

Complete results can be found below:


posted 5/29/19

The WHS math team took first place in our division at the New England Math Championship on Friday April 26th. The team for this meet consisted of seniors Jeff Liu and Sasha Shashkov, junior Andrew Yao, sophomores Ben Chen and Anthony Cui, and freshman William Houston.
This group achieved a perfect score of 18 in the team round during which students work together to solve problems; in individual rounds, Jeff and Andrew each scored a team-leading 16 points, with the other team members each contributing at least 11 for a total team score of 97.
Avon, CT took 2nd with 93 points, and Canton, MA placed 3rd with 85 points. This concludes the math team’s competitive season for the year.
Congratulations on a great year!

Highest Scores

Highest NEML Scores
All-time Record Holders Since 1997
(6 Contests: Maximum Possible = 36)
1) 36 points Grace Huckins ’12

Akiva Gordon ’16

Andrew Li ’16




4) 35 points Matt Spencer ’01

William Kretschmer  ’14



6) 34 points Grace Huckins  ’12

Grace Huckins  ’12



8) 33 points Ernest Zeidman  ’10 2008-09
9) 32 points Matt Spencer ’01

Chris Ecker  ’04

Alona Birjiniuk  ’05

Teddy Pendergast  ’12

Kenz Kallai  ’17






14) 31 points Michael Posa  ’03

Kelly Pendergast  ’07

Jeffrey Stix  ’08

Stephanie Palocz  ’12

Alex Bruce  ’09

Jonathan Birjiniuk  ’11

William Kretschmer  ’14








21) 30 points Michael Posa  ’03

Parker Oliver-Li  ’02

Byron Ho  ’08

Marco Alagna  ’10

Pravina Samaratunga  ’14