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Amity Middle School Students Compete at MathCounts Competition

Amity Middle School Students Compete at MathCounts Competition

Ten students from Amity Middle School in Bethany participated in the New Haven Chapter of the MathCounts competition on Saturday, February 1st.  There were 16 schools present and approximately 110 students competing.  Each school sent a team of four students who competed in the team level of competition.  In addition to the team round, there were two individual rounds of competition.  The teams that placed in the top three of the competition plus other individuals scoring in the top 25% of students will compete in the state competition.

Amity Middle School in Bethany placed third in the team round of competition.  The students who made up the team of four were:  Iris Yan, Emily Gu, Jack Morrison, and Alesandro Gopal.  In addition, the following six students from Amity Middle School in Bethany also competed:  Benjamin Wang, Matthew Park, Adam Fleischman, Niki Petrov, Angela He, and Mark Sheehe.  Iris Yan was one of the top eight students at Chapters.  She also competed in the Countdown Round where students had to answer questions in front of an audience.

The team of four from Amity Middle School in Bethany placed third in the entire competition.  Those four students will advance to state competition on March 7th at the University of Hartford.  In addition, Benjamin Wang was in the top 25% of individuals; and he will also be advancing to the state competition on March 7th.

Students were ranked in order of their performance on the rounds of questions.  Iris Yan came in first in the entire competition.  Congratulations to Iris!

Top row, left to right:  Emily Gu, Adam Fleischman, Benjamin Wang. Third row, left to right: Angela He, Nikhil Petrov, Matthew Park. Second row, left to right: Iris Yan, Jack Morrison. Front row, left to right: Alesandro Gopal, Mark Sheehe. Photograph taken by Andrea Fleischman

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