March 25, 2014
2014 State MATHCOUNTS Competition
Boston, MA—March 8, 2014—Wentworth Institute of Technology hosted the annual State MATHCOUNTS Competition for the eighteenth 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 Orlando, FL., in May, are Peter Rowley from William Diamond School in Lexington (first place); Jeremy Chen from the Sage School in Foxboro (second place); David Ma from the Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury (third place); and Jeffrey Chang from the Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington (fourth place). The top female student was Shreyaa Raghavan from the Sharon Middle School in Sharon. 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; Raytheon; Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; Fay, Spofford & Thorndike Engineers; 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, 133 students from 41 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