MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM SWEEPS REGIONAL MATHCOUNTS COMPETITION

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THE LBMS MATHCOUNTS TEAM (L TO R) JUSTIN KRANTZ, MARK SARGENT, BEN SPOSET, RYAN KARPUSZKA, ALEX LATHEM, PATRICK LEE, ANNA CRAVEN, SEAN ROSSANDER, SNEHA RAMACHANDRAN AND CARTER HOON.

The Lee Burneson Middle School team of eighth graders Alex Lathem and Anna Craven, and seventh graders Ryan Karpuszka and Patrick Lee, bought home the first-place team trophy in the MATHCOUNTS competition and qualified to move on to state competition. Alex also finished first overall in the competition.

LBMS also swept the top four individual trophies. Eighth grader Justin Krantz earned a first-place individual award, eighth grader Mark Sargent second place, eighth grader Sneha Ramachandran third place and seventh grader Sean Rossander fourth place. Justin and Mark also qualified for state competition based on their individual performances.

The chapter competition was held at Lorain County Community College and was sponsored by the Lorain County Society of Professional Engineers. The state competition will be held March 9 at Columbus State Community College. Winners of the state competition will move on to the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition on May 10 in Washington, D.C.

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program is a national middle school math competition that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests. The program takes place in all 50 states.

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