Extra Effort Makes a Difference

Mathletes Advisor Malaury Samedy with the talented Ashar Farooq.
Mathletes Advisor Malaury Samedy with the talented Ashar Farooq.

Congratulations to Ashar Farooq for winning 3rd place at the 2017 Suffolk County Math Tournament. Ashar is a sophomore, so this is the first year he’s eligible to compete. “Last year Ashar found time to practice with the team even though he knew he couldn’t compete,” said Mathletes Advisor Malaury Samedy. “I always encourage the 9th graders to put in that extra, and Ashar did just that.” Well, compete he did, and Ashar took home a trophy on his first competition. “Ashar is an energetic student, always with a big smile,” said Samedy. “He’s very sharp, with a great sense of humor, and always willing to explain things to his teammates.”

The Mathletes season is winding down with one meet left before they head into the finals. Congratulations Ashar and let’s go Wildcat Mathletes!