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Middle School MathCounts Team is State Bound

Middle School MathCounts Team is State Bound

The Middle School MathCounts team has qualified for the state tournament after a great showing in the Cincinnati chapter competition on Saturday, February 4.  

MathCounts is a nationwide middle school mathematics competition held across the United States. The competitions focus on solving math problems as a team. 

“MathCounts is an exciting math competition where students compete by solving math problems against other students in the region and state,” says middle school teacher and MathCounts coach Katy Gill. “To prepare for competitions, students learn useful strategies in math, solve challenging problems, work together to analyze and solve problems, and have fun doing it all. It has been amazing to see the kids compete in individual and team competitions and their efforts pay off.” 

This year the Country Day team consists of: 

  • Clayton Blust `27 

  • Sam Driehaus `28 

  • Nichoas Frietas `27 

  • Aarnav Narayanan `27 

  • Max Sun `27 

  • Boden Schoeny `27 

  • Thea Vaughan `27 

  • Matthew Woods `27 

  • Sally Zamary `27 

“I feel Mathcounts provides an opportunity for students who love math to challenge themselves and each other. The students prepare together to compete at the city level and then the state level,” says MathCounts coach Susie Lewis. 

Clayton Blust was in the Top 16 Countdown round, where he tied for 3rd place. The team composed of Clayton, Max, Aarnav and Matthew came in 3rd in the competition and will be going to the state MathCounts competition on Saturday, March 4. 

“The team qualified for State because they worked so well together and scored well on the team round,” says Lewis. “It is so much fun to work with these students, who do an incredible job representing Country Day as thoughtful leaders, thinkers, and collaborators.”