Washington Gifted School math team qualifies for state competition
From press release
Washington Gifted School students will be pitting their skills against some of Illinois’ most impressive math whizzes next month.
Washington students achieved first- and second-place finishes at the middle school regional MATHCOUNTS competition Feb. 20 at Rock Valley College. This qualifies them for the statewide competition Saturday, March 6, in Matteson in south suburban Chicago.
The team of Joshua Day, Calvin Filkin, Elizabeth Ady and Mohamed Kady placed first, while Washington’s alternate team of Christine Liu, Rayomand Tata, Sam Rinaldo and Kyle Minett placed second at the Rock Valley competition. The first-place team, along with Liu and Tata (based on their individual scores) will advance to the state competition.
Washington Coach Carolyn Meingast said the Wolves did a remarkable job, but the next round presents a significant challenge. “Many students from Illinois make it to the national level,” she said, “and our students will be competing against some of the best young math minds in the nation.”
The regional competition is sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers and is held in conjunction with engineer’s week.
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