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The Rockford Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) has organized the 31st Annual Regional MATHCOUNTS Program. The National MATHCOUNTS (www.MATHCOUNTS.org) program involves sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students, and was developed to inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math problems.
The regional MATHCOUNTS Program involves students from schools within the Rockford Chapter boundaries — Boone, Winnebago, Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties.
This year’s Regional Competition will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Rock Valley College Woodward Technology Center, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford. The top team, along with the top individual, will advance to the State Competition, March 8, at The Wyndham Lisle — Chicago Hotel, Lisle, Ill. The four top individual finishers at the Illinois State Competition advance to the National Competition May 8-11, 2014, at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.
The following six area schools are competing in this year’s competition: Belvidere Central Middle School, Belvidere South Middle School, River Ridge Middle School, Rockford Thurgood Marshall School, Willowbrook Middle School (South Beloit) and Warren Junior High.
The Feb. 8 event begins at noon, with awards presentation from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend at 2:45 p.m., for refreshments, the Countdown Round and awards presentation.
For more details, contact Doug Curry, MATHCOUNTS coordinator, at (815) 398-3478 orDougC@rstenstrom.com.
Posted Feb. 5, 2014