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Students compete in MATHCOUNTS competition at Penn State Fayette

2/23/2011 —

Middle school students from five area schools participated in the 2011 MATHCOUNTS competition held recently at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The annual competition challenges students with various mathematical problems and equations. MATHCOUNTS is comprised of three individual rounds and one team round. The top three students—Hannah Gibbons, grade 8; Jack Fudala, grade 7 and Tyler Christy, grade 8—from Margaret Bell Miller Middle School in Waynesburg, will compete in the state competition in Harrisburg. Also going to Harrisburg is the AJ McMullen Middle School team who won the team competition.

Nick Fox and Lillian Behm

Nick Fox (left) and Lillian Behm (right), both seventh grade students at Margaret Bell Miller, discuss a solution to a math problem during the team competition. (Photo by Tara Rack-Amber.)

David Meredith

David Meredith, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Fayette, explains to students the importance of mathematics regarding global business. (Photo by Tara Rack-Amber.)

Teams of middle school students

Teams comprised of middle school students from Lafayette, Ben Franklin, AJ McMullen, Frazier and Margaret Bell Miller work together to solve mathematical equations during the team competition. (Photo by Tara Rack-Amber.)
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