Mundelein's Third Annual 2016 Mayor's Cup Math Challenge—an educational and fun mathematics competition—attracted a record number of students—and the event awarded $12,000 in scholarships to Mundelein students. Hosted by Mayor Steve Lentz, 223 students and a total of 42 teams (17 Varsity, 8 Junior Varsity, and 17 Middle School) participated in the math challenge. Students participated from every school district in Mundelein. "Since mathematics proficiency is critical to our nation's future technical success, I want the Village of Mundelein to be a leader in promoting mathematics specifically and academic excellence, in general. The Annual Mayor's Cup Math Challenge is a positive way to celebrate our stellar students and showcase their academic talents,” Mayor Lentz said.