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Saxe Middle School earns high marks in MATHCOUNTS Competition
Saxe Middle School students advance to MATHCOUNTS State Competition
A group of Saxe Middle School math students scored high marks in the Southwest Connecticut Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition 2019, which took place at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business on Feb. 9, 2019. The Saxe Middle School students who competed included: Lucas Liu (8), Eric Huang (6), Daryl Lavin (7), Christian Xia (6), Amy Meng (6), Luke Huang (7), Andrew Yuan (6), Alex Yuan (8), and Kevin Zuo (7). All are pictured in photo above, (left-right, not by row). Not pictured - Sahil Teredesai (7).
Because of their Third Place finish in the Team Competition, several of the students now advance to the State Competition in March at the University of Hartford. In the Individual Results category, Saxe 7th grader Luke Huang came in 1st place out of out of 173 students. Saxe 8th grader Lucas Liu came in 4th place out of all students.
In Team Competition, Saxe Middle School finished in third place, and the team of four students, Lucas Liu, Luke Huang, Sahil Teredesai, and Daryl Lavin, pictured in photo on right, with Zoe Robinson, NCPS K-8 Math Coordinator, and Lisa Wolff, Saxe Middle School Math Teacher (left-right), will advance to the State Competition. Over 24 area schools, with over 250 students competed.
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series, founded in 1983, is a national program that provides students in grades 6-8 the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. Top 4 individual competitors from each State Competition receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Competition, which takes place in May. These 224 students combine to form 4-person state teams, while also competing individually. The National Champion is determined during the Countdown Round. This individual receives the $20,000 Donald G. Weinert College Scholarship.
“We are extremely proud of all the Saxe students who took part in the Southwest Connecticut Chapter competition,” said NCPS Math Coordinator Zoe Robinson. “They are all hard workers, and their accomplishments in reaching this competition level validate their efforts.”
Saxe Middle School Math Teacher Lisa Wolff added, “Every week, these students come into my class after school and participate in the school’s Math Club. The enthusiasm they bring to the club, matched with their desire to learn and excel is inspirational to everyone involved. Regardless of the final results of the competition, each and every one of these students is a champion.”