KTC students sacrifice international competition for HSC

May 4, 2012 by Jan Lurie
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Two Kesser Torah College Year 12 students recently qualified for the 3rd round of the prestigious Ulpaniada Mathematics competition, which will take place in Israel early next month….but cannot participate because of HSC obligations.

Shira Lawrence

 

Sarah Charak

Sarah Charak and Shira Lawrence achieved outstanding results and received an invitation to the final round of the event, but have regrettably declined as they wish to focus on their studies towards their HSC. The Ulpaniada competition for girls offers Mathematics students the opportunity to compete on an international level and develop their complex reasoning skills. “The students have benefitted greatly from this exposure, which has given them the opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills,” said Mr Greg Wagner, Head of Mathematics at KTC. “The girls have also gained valuable experience in extended exam conditions, which will stand them in good stead for the future.”

KTC Principal Rabbi Dr Noteh Glogauer is thrilled with the students’ performance. “This is a great barometer for our students and our academic program, especially given that the level of Mathematics in Israel is exceptionally high. The students’ success in competing at this international level is indicative of the level of our own program, and as always it is wonderful to see our students extend themselves in this way.”

The Ulpaniada competition has grown in popularity over the last five years, with around 2000 entrants this year from 7 countries.

 

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