Detroit Country Day Upper School Students Compete in Worldwide Online Mathematics Competition

, Posted on Jun 13

BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., June 13, 2012Detroit Country Day School is pleased to announce a team of six DCDS Upper School students achieved a perfect score in the worldwide Purple Comet! Math Meet, resulting in a first place win. Detroit Country Day School Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.

The Purple Comet! Math Meet is a free, online, international, team mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students conducted annually since 2003.

More than 1,000 high schools from 43 countries competed in the 90-minute, 30-question competition. Scoring a perfect 30 out of 30, DCDS first place team, “Fear the Sting” included Senior David Lu, Juniors Sid Dogra and Sid Chand, and Sophomores Eric Ryu, Brian Xu and Aaron Zeng.

Three additional DCDS teams participated, two of which placed within the top 300 and one within the top 600.

About Detroit Country Day School

Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit


Stacy Butts