Mu Alpha Theta pulls off a long-awaited win

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Each team member went home with at least one medal around their neck or a trophy in their hands after the conference. (Photo/Sydney Lee)

The Mu Alpha Theta team took a trip to Orlando for the annual Florida Association Mu Alpha Theta (FAMAT) state conference April 13-16. The team brought 56 talented students and swept the competition as usual. However, this year was especially victorious for them as they pulled off a six-year awaited state championship win. 

Like any good underdog story, the uphill battle was long and challenging. Since 2018, Heritage has come second every year at the state competition by just a few percentage points. “My teammates and I had known about the infamous second place curse since first joining the Mu Alpha Theta team” junior Romir Mohan said. “This year, the time and hard work I put into the team really became all worth it when we won.”

As most Heritage students know, being a part of the math competition team and sticking to its rigor is a challenge in itself, achievable only by the most dedicated mathletes. “It felt really heartwarming to end my time on the team with a state championship and see everyone’s hard work pay off,” senior and Co-president of Mu Alpha Theta club Rosa Wu said. 

To congratulate the team on their big win, their results have been published here

Left to right: junior Romir Mohan, sophomore Anik Bora, sophomore Yusuf Sheikh and junior William Li won third place in Statistics Bowl. (Photo/Sydney Lee)

Left to right: seniors Sharvaa Selvan, Alan Wu, Anagh Sangavarapu won with sophomore Yusuf Sheikh and junior Nicholas Derosa. (Photo/Sydney Lee)

Left to right: sophomore Guilherme Salles, sophomore Xuzhou “Tiger” Ren, freshman Darsh Patel and sophomore Jack Finneran received a perfect score on the team round of Alpha Bowl. (Photo/Sydney Lee)

Left to right: freshman Zayn Charania, freshman Aaron Alter, freshman Angelina Lin and freshman Yulu Dai won second place in Theta Bowl. (Photo/Sydney Lee)

Bringing home 142 total awards, the Mu Alpha Theta team claims the state champion title. (Photos/Sydney Lee)

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