Three Lee Burneson Middle School Math Club participants qualified for the state MATHCOUNTS competition in Columbus on March 11 after achieving the top three overall individual scores at the regional contest.
Seventh graders Daniela Danolova and Neige DeAngelis took the top two winning scores, with eighth grader Vivek Aslot placing third among all schools and students at the regional competition held recently at Lorain County Community College.
The seventh-grade team of Subratha Araselvan, Daniela Danilova, Neige DeAngelis and Grace Harte earned second place trophies.
Regional MATHCOUNTS sites were set up all over Ohio. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation engages middle school students in state and national contests to build confidence and improve young students’ attitudes toward math skills and problem solving. MATHCOUNTS is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and NASA.
“We brought the MATHCOUNTS competition to the Westlake Schools in 1992 and have participated every year since,” said Math Club Advisor and Coach Anne Dill. “These weekly practices over the course of each year, and annual contests, are a wonderful way to challenge the students to reach above and beyond while also trying to help them overcome their fear of mathematics.
“It’s a critical age for kids, and we aim to foster growth and instill a true love of mathematics while hopefully laying a foundation of future success for these young students.”
Gene DeAngelis and Lisa Zollos also serves as coaches.