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Grade 7 Student Karen Ahn Took Top Honors at St. Margaret’s Middle School Math Bee

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Twelve Middle School students participated in St. Margaret’s Math Counts competition in the Campaigne Center on January 6. Sponsored by the Math Counts Program, this was the first round of the school-level competition.

Middle School math teacher Stephanie Windes presented Karen with the official trophy and prize: a $50 iTunes gift certificate. Second place winner, grade 7 student Jack Li was awarded a $25 gift certificate, and, third place winner, grade 8 student Noah Choi, was awarded a $15 gift certificate.

Math Counts is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. It is designed to heighten student interest in mathematics by making math achievement as challenging, exciting and prestigious as a school sport. Math Counts competitions are provided at four levels: school, chapter, state and national. The school competition is used in determining which students should represent their school at the chapter competition in February. From there, the top teams and top individuals progress to the state competition in March. The four top-scoring individuals and the top team coach progress to the Raytheon Math Counts National Competition in May, in Orlando, Florida.

At each level, the top students are also awarded various prizes, which may include scholarship prizes in upwards of $8,000, a trip to space camp and an iPad.

Middle School math teacher Stephanie Windes posed the questions during the countdown round. Mrs. Windes coordinated the event, aided by Miss Dunlop; Middle School Principal Jeannine Clarke; Middle School math teachers: Kellie Paul, Kathy Leedom, Jeremy Daily and Lynda Haynes, and members of the Middle School student council.

This was St. Margaret’s fourth annual competition held as an all school event.

Congratulations to all the participants! We wish the team the best of luck in the next level of competition.


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