For the fourth 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 Birmingham on March 9. At the chapter level competition, one team of four students and six individuals represented Montgomery Catholic. The team consisted of Henry Petters, David Bender, Nic Homsher and Jordan Steele. Individuals who also competed were Jacob Flowers and Katie Lawrence.
Montgomery Catholic MathCounts team members fared well at the chapter competition. Henry Petters won 3rd place, and David Bender placed 7th. The top ten scorers competed in a countdown speed round. Montgomery Catholic’s MathCounts team is sponsored by Mrs. Julie Flowers.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s MathCounts team and individual competitors David Bender, Jordan Steele, Nic Homsher, Henry Petters, Katie Lawrence, Jacob Flowers and Mrs. Flowers.
Haely McBeal, a Sophomore, Honor student and President’s List Recipient