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Coral Academy team travels to Boston for Harvard tournament

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 16:10:33-05

Teams from Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas traveled to Boston last month to participate in the Harvard MIT Math Tournament (HMMT).

This rigorous tournament, hosted by Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and neighboring schools, was founded in 1988 and is one of the largest and most prestigious high school competitions in the world.

The tournament draws close to 1,000 domestic and international students. The HMMT tournament delves into each of the four cornerstones of mathematics including, geometry, algebra, number theory and combinatorics. Consisting of multiple rounds, the tournament spans a duration of six hours.

CASLV was represented in the tournament by 4 teams who placed 19th in the team round and 12th in the overall team sweepstakes, missing the top 10 by only one question.

Coral Academy student, Taimur Khalid, placed 46th amongst 800 in the general round.

CASLV's team was selected for this prestigious tournament based off of the mathematical prowess and capabilities of each student on the team. With teams from China and Japantravelingg to Boston as well to compete in the tournament, it proved to be a challenging success for CASLV.