Keel represents Minnesota at Berkeley Math Tournament

On Nov. 6, junior Bridget Keel participated in the Berkeley Math Tournament at the University of California, Berkeley. According to the tournament website, “The Berkeley Math Tournament is a UC Berkeley student-led organization that aims to spread mathematics and the spirit of mathematical competition globally by presenting students with interesting, original, hand-crafted problems. As of 2021, we are one of the largest student-run math competitions on the West Coast with over 2000 contestants.”

As a member of the All-State Math Team, Keel and her peers represented Minnesota at this event. Upper School math teacher Zach Sheffert also attended the event as a coach of the team.

He said, “Bridget received an honorable mention in the geometry event. It is an honor to have Bridget represent SPA and Minnesota in national competitions as a member of the state team.”

“A small team of people representing Minnesota traveled to San Francisco for BMT, and we had a great time. When we weren’t competing, we worked on practice problems, toured the college campus, explored the Bay Area, and bonded with each other and our competitors,” Keel said.