Posted: Feb 14, 2014 10:13 AMUpdated: Feb 14, 2014 10:13 AM
MATHCOUNTS winners named
Mathletes from Bartlesville's Madison Middle School beat out five other teams to win first place at the thirty-first annual Northeast Oklahoma Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition. The winning team was coached by Christy Orphin. Team members were Lukas Cochran, Edwin Ding, Leesha Gilliland, and Alexz Hatter.
Winners in the Individual competition were Lukas Cochran, Madison Middle School in first place); William Kampa, Madison Middle School taking second; Abhinav Ayyappan, Central Middle School with third; Braxtyn Ackley, Dewey Middle School with fourth; Edwin Ding, Madison Middle School fifth; Leesha Gilliland, Madison Middle School sixth; Lance DePrisco, Saint John Catholic School seventh; James Martinez, Maddion Middle School, eighth; Ezekiel Maddock, Saint John Catholic School ninth; and Courtney Hodgson, Central Middle School tenth.
Central Middle School won second place. Central's team was coached by Roxanne Boyce. Team members were Abhinav Ayyappan, Khayla Black, Aarya Ghonasgi, and Matthew Roper. Dewey Middle School claimed third place at the competition.
MATHCOUNTS is a program geared to teaching mathematics to middle school students nationwide and to promoting math excellence through regional, state, and national math competitions. Students compete in both written and oral matches in such areas as probability, statistics, linear algebra, and polynomials.
MATHCOUNTS in Bartlesville is sponsored by the Bartlesville Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers.
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