Local Students Take Top Honors at Annual MATHCOUNTS Competition
St. Clairsville, OH (March 4, 2015) — Local middle school students competed to test their math and problem solving skills at the 2015 MATHCOUNTS competition. The event, held at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, was presented by Hess Corporation on Saturday, February 28.
For more than 30 years, volunteers, educators, and industry sponsors have come together to make MATHCOUNTS possible for middle school students around the country. The event includes both individual and team competition. Belmont College has hosted the math enrichment competition for more than 20 years.
MATHCOUNTS encourages students to put their math and analytical skills to work to solve real-world problems and scenarios in competition with their peers. Students and their teachers work during and after school, as well as on weekends, to prepare for the competition.
More than 95 competitors from 10 area schools participated in the event, including students from: Bellaire Middle; Bishop Fenwick; Harding Middle; River Elementary; and Tri-Valley Middle in Ohio, Follansbee Middle; Triadelphia Middle; St. Michael Parish; St. Vincent DePaul; and Wellsburg Middle in West Virginia.
Registered local winners proceed to state competitions, where the top four “mathletes” and their coach compete to represent their state or region at the national level. Non-registered winners compete only for trophies at the local event. At all levels, MATHCOUNTS challenges students’ math skills, develops their self-confidence, and rewards them for their achievements.
Registered team awards for Ohio went to:
Individual Ohio awards were earned by:
Non-Registered team awards for Ohio went to:
Non Registered individual awards for Ohio went to:
In the Countdown Round, Thad Indermuhle of River Elementary took 1st place and Kyle Agin of Tri-Valley Middle took 2nd place.
Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:
Individual West Virginia awards were earned by:
Non-Registered team awards for West Virginia went to:
Non Registered individual awards for West Virginia went to:
In the Countdown Round, Abby Jones of Triadelphia Middle School took 1st place and Ethan Robey of Wellsburg Middle School took 2nd place.
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