By Angela Han
Junior Mathex is a maths competition that happens annually and is open to students from different year levels in schools across Auckland.
This year, two Westlake teams from both Year 9 and Year 10 were honoured to participate in this amazing competition. Even though COVID-19 disrupted the competition dates, the passion for maths and the dedication during weekly practices were maintained. After a long time trying to find a suitable date, on 28 October the competition took place in the Barfoot and Thompson Centre.
Under an intense environment both Year 9 and 10 teams did very well and brought pride to Westlake Girls. Students who competed in Mathex found this experience “wonderful and full of challenges”, allowing them to “learn new skills and develop teamwork”.
Year 9 Teams: Shivani Arivuchelvan (9AED), Kate Borton (9WBR), Alanya Chen (9WOY), Elisabeth Jun (9APS), Hamy Le (9AMD), Amira Shafig (9WBR), Rachel Xie (9HSC), Ariel Yu (9HSC)
Year 10 Teams: Lina Amer (10ALM), Felicia Sihui Chen (10ABL), Angela Han (10AKM), Ella Hutcheson (10PHA), Caitlin Kuan (10ALM), Claire Ziyue Xu (10WSD), Jinghan Laura Yang (10HGR), Stephanie Zhou (10PLG)
Teachers: Sun Mee Kim, Briony Blewden