For the third year in a row, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s MathCounts team advances to the state competition.
MathCounts is a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. The MathCounts Competition Program provides the extra incentive and the perfect atmosphere for students to push themselves to achieve more in mathematics. Consisting of fun and creative problems that promote critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, the MathCounts competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components. Though challenging and non-routine, the competition problems focus on the 6th through 8th grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.
Montgomery Catholic’s MathCounts team finished second at the Montgomery Chapter competition and will advance to the state competition in Mobile on March 10. Henry Petters will also advance as an individual at the state competition. At the chapter level competition, one team of four students and six individuals represented Montgomery Catholic. The team consisted of David Bender, Brian Brunson, Brian Lee, and Katie McDaniel. Individuals who competed were Erica Harris, Tori Harris, Steven Higgins, Henry Petters, Beth Vaughan, and Hugh Walker.
Several Montgomery Catholic MathCounts team members fared well at the chapter competition. Brian Lee won 1st place, Brian Brunson won 8th place, and Henry Petters placed 9th. The top ten scorers competed in a countdown speed round with Brian Lee placing 2nd, Brian Brunson in 4th place, and Henry Petters in 10thplace. Montgomery Catholic’s MathCounts team is sponsored by Mrs. Julie Flowers and Mrs. Vicki Petters.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s MathCounts team and individual competitors Mrs. Flowers, Henry Petters, Brian Lee, Beth Vaughan, Erica Harris, Steven Higgins, Katie McDaniel, Brian Brunson, David Bender, and Mrs. Petters. (not pictured Erica Harris and Hugh Walker)