out of Deer Park High School’s five math teams participated in the 2014 Suffolk
County Math Tournament, held at Suffolk County Community College, with student
Aaron Zhang earning first place for juniors for the second year in a row.
The school’s quintet of upperclassmen – Kyle Devine, Sabrina Grunseich, Andreas Stamatakis, Nick Vitale and Zhang – won fifth place overall. The freshman/sophomore team consisting of Ryan Byrne, Joseph Curry, Peter Demopoulos, Theresa Grimaldi and Joseph Sanchez competed but did not place.
team, known as the Deer Park Math Squad, has attended the tournament for more
than eight years. Students prep by practicing questions from past
competitions, aided by teacher and Math Squad coach Kevin McCreesh.
“Aaron Zhang’s performance was tremendous, and I am very proud of how the
entire group performed,” said McCreesh. “These students have placed Deer Park
among the top math squads in the county.”
Info/photos courtesy Greg Fasolino/Syntax