Winners of MATHCOUNTS Competition announced
Over 130 students from 20 middle schools in Southern Maryland tested their computation skills at the 16th annual MATHCOUNTS competition, held at Theodore G. Davis Middle School in Waldorf on February 20.
During the three-hour competition, the middle-school students tackled challenging mathematics problems in a series of exciting rounds. MATHCOUNTS is designed to offer the entertainment level of a sports event and to ignite student interest in the world of numbers.
The local MATHCOUNTS competition is sponsored by SMECO and the Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s county school systems, with the support of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Winners of the Southern Maryland competition will go on to compete in the statewide contest at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. State winners will progress to the national competition held at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The winners of the target/sprint rounds and countdown rounds.
Left to right: Sydney Feldman of Northern Middle School, first place in the target/sprint round and second place in the countdown round; Matthew Sebacher of Spring Ridge Middle School, second place in the target/sprint round; and Andrew Lee of Leonardtown Middle School, first place in the countdown round.
First-place team, Spring Ridge Middle School.
From left: Zachary Smith, Belinda Chiu, Matthew Sebacher (who also won second place in the target/sprint rounds), Sharlene Chiu, and coaches Gina Clark and Bridget Dunbar.
Second-place team, Northern Middle School.
Left to right: coach Judy Haines, Sydney Feldman (who also won first place in the target/sprint round and second place in the countdown round), Tyrell Howard, Amanda Spyropoulos, and Justin Loos.
Third-place team, Margaret Brent Middle School.
Left to right: Mateo Arredondo, Erik Bazyk, Rachel Villa, Laura Moats, and coach Kevin Mackall.