Friday, June 19, 2015

YBA Nechalim seventh grader wins national math competition

YBA Nechalim student Yehonatan Hermetz
receiving Mathematical Kangaroo Award
YBA Nachal Yitzchak, Nechalim seventh grade student Yehonatan Hermetz won first prize for his age category at the International Mathematical Kangaroo competition held recently at the Weizmann Institute. The Kangaroo competition is one of the most popular math competitions in the world, and its main objectives are to attract more students to engage in solving mathematical problems and prove that mathematics is not threatening but can instead be challenging and fun. According to the organizers of Kangaroo, the key competence tested by the competition is logical combination, not just pure knowledge of formulas.
The competition was introduced in Australia over 20 years ago, and functions today in over 60 countries. This year in Israel about 2,000 students in grades two through ten from schools throughout the country participated in the competition, with separate levels for each age group. Yehonatan was the national champion for the Seventh Grade. We congratulate Yehonatan and wish him continued success!
YBA Nachal Yitzchak is one of the first Bnei Akiva residential yeshiva high schools, established in 1955 at Moshav Nechalim, near Petach Tikvah. Today the school serves 485 students from seventh through twelfth grades. Many of the school's graduates serve in leadership positions in all areas of Israeli society, including singer Dudu Fisher, actor Shuli Rand, Member of Knesset Nissan Slomianski, professor of law Yedidya Stern and Chief Rabbi of Petach Tikva, Micha Halevi.

To learn more about how the alumni of YBA schools have influenced every facet of Israeli society, visit the Our Graduates page on our website. 


1 comment:

  1. I am quite amazed that such a young boy has won that competition at state level and congratulations to that school and the boy who have done such an amazing work. The school must give them classess on essay write as well.