Rajat is a freshman at Harvard University. He attended Michael Collins and Campanelli Elementary, Margaret Mead Junior High School, and James B Conant High School.
As a child, Rajat was always interested in mathematics, and his fascination drove him to do multiple state-winning science projects
in the math field throughout middle and high school. Besides ranking nationwide in the Math Kangaroo multiple times throughout elementary
and middle school, Rajat has put the achievements of becoming a qualifier for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam and winning
the Best Conant Mathlete award under his belt, while also having led his high school math team to put on its best recorded performance at
the state ICTM math conference. Through the MWMC, Rajat hopes to inspire other kids and share with them his love and knowledge for mathematics
so that they can grow up to be successful critical thinkers of the future.
Adhith Palla is a senior at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois.
Having always shown a passion for logical problem solving, Adhith was a leading
participant on school and district Math Olympiad teams throughout elementary
and junior high school, and is now a starting member of the state ranked Fremd
Math Team. Additionally, Adhith has qualified for the American Invitational
Mathematics Examination and has attended the Harvard MIT Math Tournament. Before
heading off to college with aspirations to establish a career in the medical field,
Adhith hopes to leave the Northwest Suburban community with a thriving and efficient
competitive math circle.
Mrs. Monica Lee is CEO/Director of Sabio Academy and sponsor of the Midwest Math Circle.
She attended school at the University of Sydney, where she studied Economics.
She has been coaching math and study skills for Junior High and High School
students since 2004.
Shyam is a senior at the Illinois Math and
Science Academy (IMSA), a selective residential
high school for students gifted in mathematics and
science. His passion for math and science led him to
join IMSA as a sophomore, skipping the 9th grade. Shyam
was a State Mathcounts qualifier and placed in the top
10 nationally in the Math Kangaroo throughout elementary
and junior high school . Now, in high school, Shyam qualified
for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination and has
participated in the Harvard MIT Math Tournament. As a co-founder
of MWMC, Shyam hopes to spread the love of competitive math among young,
blooming, mathematicians in his hometown.
Edwin is a senior at Schaumburg High School.
He has attended Hoover Elementary and Campanelli
Elementary School, as well as Margaret Mead Junior
High School. He has always shown a passion for math
and problem-solving, participating in math contests
for his school, with friends, and on his own across many
years. Currently a member of the Chicago ARML A/B Team,
Edwin has qualified for the AIME and the Illinois State
Math Contest twice, and is one of the top 15 scoring juniors
in the North Suburban Math League. He is interested in the
applications of Mathematics in fields like Computer Science,
Physics, Finance, and Economics.
Mihir is a senior at Hoffman Estates High School and has previously attended Winston Churchill elementary and Eisenhower Junior High School.
Mihir has always been interested in math and has had the ability to attend the state math competition at Urbana-Champaign.
To continue exploring his passions, Mihir hopes to study majors related to mathematics and computer science in college.
Sean Randunne is a Senior at the William Fremd High School. He has attended Pleasant Hill Elementary School and Plum Grove Junior High School. As a child, he excelled at mathematics which led him to qualify for the Illinois State Mathcounts competition and to place 15th overall in 2016. As a captain of the Fremd math team, he participated in the ICTM state math competition for Geometry and placed third. He has also volunteered in the peer tutoring center by helping peers learn math. He has taught a competitive math class at the Xilin Chinese School designed to prepare middle school students for AMC 10 and AMC 12. He attended an Awesome Math camp at Cornell University in which he advanced his knowledge in math in the summer of 2018. He also used to work at the Kumon Learning Center where he teaches reading and math. As an instructor at MWMC, his intention is to spread the love and joy of mathematics to all of the young mathematicians in the Northwest Suburban area. He is interested in the applications of mathematics in artificial intelligence and machine learning.