Young mathematicians to compete nationally

WILLISTON-The top 4 individual winners from the Vermont State MATHCOUNTS Competition held at Vermont Technical College on Saturday, March 26 will travel to compete in the 2011 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C. May 5-8.

The Vermont team will compete for the national title against other talented middle school mathematicians representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and schools from the Department of Defense and State Department.

John Radimer from Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School will travel as the coach for the Vermont team. The first alternate for Vermont's MC team is Delan Chen. The winners from the Vermont State MATHCOUNTS competition are:

Vermont state individual winners:

1st Place: Matthew Wu, Albert D. Lawton Middle School

2nd Place: Zachary Farr, St. Albans City School

3rd Place: Matthew Ellison, Browns River Middle School

4th Place: Vivian Huang, Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School

Honorable Mention: Delan Chen, Williston Central School

Honorable Mention: Chris Gish, Sharon Academy

Countdown Round First Place: Matthew Wu

Countdown Round Second Place: Zachary Farr

Team awards

1st Place: Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School - Coach: John Radimer

Team Members: Daniel Chang, Clark Deng, Anton Draayer, Vivian Huang

2nd Place: Edmunds Middle School -Coach: Alan Matson

Team Members: Eileen Kocherlakota, Sally Matson, Isaiah Mindich, Nathan Treadway

3rd Place: Sharon Academy - Coach: Sandy Thorne

Team Members: Bruce Atwood, Sadie Dutton, Chris Gish, Daniel Lazar

4th Place: Rutland Middle School - Coach: Joshua Bunker

Team Members: Brenda Delorey, Daniel Qiu, Emil Qiu, Molly Wight

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