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2 DCSD Schools, 3 students qualify for MATHCOUNTS State Championship

DENVER – Earlier this month students from the Denver Metro Area tested their critical thinking skills during the MATHCOUNTS Metro Chapter competition. Two Douglas County schools and three DCSD students qualified for the MATHCOUNTS State Championship, which will be held on Saturday March 9.

Five middle schools from Denver, Arapahoe and Douglas County competed during the Metro Chapter competition at the University of Denver on Saturday February 9, including Cresthill, Parker Core Knowledge, Ranch View, Rocky Heights, STEM School & Academy. 

MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every US state and territory, providing fun and challenging math programs for middle school students to increase their academic and professional opportunities.
 
Out of 36 teams competing from the five middle schools, five advanced to the state meet. Two of the advancing teams were from Douglas County. Cresthill (comprised of Aaron Lou, Jack Kuklin, Jack Vasquez, and Austin Hegemann) and Rocky Heights (Jiyoon Park, Garrett Figueroa, Luke Zhang, and Michelle Xu) move on to the next stage, which will take place March 9 at the University of Denver.
 
Three Douglas County students also qualified individually for the state meet: Daniel Horn from STEM School & Academy, Sid Arora from Ranch View, and Blake Richards-Smith from Cresthill.
 
A full list of results is available at: http://mathcounts.coloradomath.org/winners/metro.html#y2013
 
The team coaches are Kevin Larsen and Gregg Robinson at Cresthill, Christopher Gowing at Rocky Heights, Tiffiny Vaughn at Ranch View, Karen Horn at STEM School & Academy.
October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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