Undefeated season for Pinkerton math team
The team also claimed first place in its division for the second straight year.
The team wasn’t quite as successful last year, suffering just one defeat but also winning its division, she said. Along with all of the other team members, seniors Natalie Kukshtel and Xinyuan Zhang returned this year as co-captains.
The experience and a combination of other factors were critical to their championship season, Berchtold said.
“They are hard workers. They are bright kids. They are willing to work at it. They are interested. They’ve had good teachers along the way to help them,” said Berchtold, who oversees the team.
Team members agreed that the experience from last year helped give them confidence as they entered competition this year.
Team members include Kukshtel, Zhang, Terry and Adam DeMio.