Hononegah gets top numbers in Math Invitational


Some of the gold medal winners at the Hononegah Math Invitational, Jan. 29, 2022

The Hononegah Math Team took 1st place among eight schools at the Hononegah Math Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 29. Up for grabs were 29 gold medals, and the Hononegah Math Team members earned 20 of them (that's approximately 68.96%) - plus 10 more silver medals. In fact, 20 of 30 Hononegah Math Team members in the competition received top honors in one or more categories. 

The school scored individual first place awards in Algebra 1, Geometry, and PreCalculus as well as team awards for the Freshman-Sophomore 8-Person Team event, Calculator team, Freshman-Sophomore 2-Person team, and Junior-Senior 2-Person Team. The school team moves on to the ICTM Regionals on February 26 after an unbeaten season. 

Mrs. Janet Kagan, the team coach, points out, "In PreCalculus the top four scores were all from Hononegah" - gold, silver, bronze, and fourth. Kagan began coaching the team in 2001. 

Overall scores in the invitational:

  • Hononegah - 569
  • Grant - 348
  • Huntley - 332
  • Harlem - 288
  • Wauconda - 280

Algebra 1

  • Justin Hodges - gold medal
  • Gracie Wang - bronze medal
  • Kaleb Brien - 4th place


  • Sean Patel - gold medal
  • Mekenna Gibson - silver medal
  • Benjamin Michael Cooper - bronze medal

Algebra 2

  • Austin Kirwin - bronze medal


  • Ryan Yang - gold medal
  • Joseph Kasel - silver medal
  • Maxim Zubic - bronze medal
  • Brayden Smith - 4th place

Gold Medal - Freshman-Sophomore 8-Person Team

  • Sean Patel
  • Mekenna Gibson
  • Benjamin Michael Cooper
  • James Dugan
  • Justin Hodges
  • Ellie Loch
  • Kyle Smyth
  • Gracie Wang

Gold medal - Calculator Team

  • Alexander Hubbell
  • Sebastian Wysocki
  • Austin Kirwin
  • Edith Zhan
  • Kaleb Brien

Gold Medal - Junior-Senior 2-Person Team

  • Joseph Kasel
  • Ryan Yang

Gold Medal -Freshman-Sophomore 2-Person Team

  • Sean Patel
  • Mekenna Gibson
Photo: Hononegah Facebook page
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