March 14, 2013
2013 State MATHCOUNTS Competition
Boston, MA—March 14, 2013—Wentworth Institute of Technology hosted the 30th Annual State MATHCOUNTS Competition for the seventeenth consecutive year and awarded $100 checks and full, four-year tuition scholarships to the top winners and the top female competitor. MATHCOUNTS is designed to increase enthusiasm for, and advancement in, mathematics in middle school, a crucial stage for developing and sustaining interest and ability in math.
This year’s top four students, who will represent Massachusetts at the MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C., in May, are Alec Sun from Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington (first place); James Lin from McCall Middle School in Winchester (second place); Matthew Lipman from Meadowbrook School in Weston (third place); and Michael Ren from the Pike School in Andover (fourth place). The top female student was Geo Lee from the R J Grey School in Acton. The winning school in the team competition was Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington.
The event was made possible by the following organizations: Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers; the Society of American Military Engineers; STV Engineers; Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Raytheon; TMP Engineering; Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; Fay, Spofford & Thorndike Engineering; and Wentworth.
Participants in the State MATHCOUNTS Competition are the top individual winners and/or members of the top teams in their local chapter competitions. This year, 131 students from 40 Massachusetts schools participated in the competition.
MATHCOUNTS is a national math competition that promotes math achievement. Students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades compete individually and as team members in written and oral matches in the subjects of algebra, probability, statistics, and geometry. The competition is followed by a fast-paced oral competition, called the Countdown Round, where two students compete, one-on-one.
- Dennis Nealon