Allegany-Limestone Middle School swept the awards at the regional MATHCOUNTS competition, held Feb. 13 at St. Bonaventure University.
MATHCOUNTS is a national contest for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Contestants work both individually and in four-person school teams on questions designed by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the main sponsoring organization.
The two schools competing at SBU were Allegany-Limestone Middle School, coached by Kathy Stamets, and Maple Grove Jr. High School in Bemus Point, coached by Bethany Burlingame.
Emmy Li, Shilpa Thandla and Emily Speckman of Allegany-Limestone finished first, second and third, respectively. The three ALCS students and Ryan Wisniewski, who finished fifth in the individual competition, won the team competition. Stephanie Howard of ALCS finished sixth in the individual event.
The teams have been invited to the New York state competition March 19 at RPI. The top individuals from the state contest will advance to the national competition in May.
St. Bonaventure and an anonymous grant provided the support for the local contest.
Organizations providing additional financial support at the national level include CNA Foundation, ConcoPhillips, U.S. Department of Defense, Northrup Grumman Foundation, Raytheon Company, Texas Instruments, 3M Foundation, ThinkFun, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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