(From left to right) Daryl Deford (Dartmouth PhD student, Asst. coach), Anshul Rastoge, Alison Gorman (coach), Maxine Park, Miriam Viazmenski, Alustin Wu.
MATHCOUNTS is a national mathematics competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. In New Hampshire, it is sponsored by the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers and the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics.
The state is divided into six regions. The students first compete at their local schools and then at the regional level. The three winning teams from each region, together with top-scoring individuals not represented on those teams, then compete at the state level to determine the four winning individuals who will represent New Hampshire at the national competition in Orlando, Florida on May 15 and May 15.
At the state meet, the students compete in three written tests. Based on those results, the 12 top-scoring competitors then compete in the Countdown Round, a fast-paced test in which the questions are projected on a screen and the students have a maximum of 45 seconds in which to answer.
The individual winners who will make up the NH State Team that goes to Orlando, Florida to compete in the National Competition on May 14th and 15th, 2017 are:
1st Place – Austin Wu – Windham Middle School (Coach: Miguel Pires)
2nd Place - Aushul Rastogi – Rastogi Home School (Coach: Anusha Murali)
3rd Place – Maxine Park – Crossroads Academy (Coach: Alison Gorman)
4th Place – Miriam Viazmenski – Crossroads Academy (Coach: Alison Gorman)
The winning teams are as follows:
1st Place - Crossroads Academy (Coach: Alison Gorman)
2nd Place - Academy for Science and Design (Coach: Karen Legault)
3rd Place – World Academy (Coach: Srilakshmi Sankar) 4th Place - Windham Middle School (Coach: Miguel Pires)
5th Place - Richmond Middle School (Coach: John Kitzmiller)
6th Place - Hampstead Academy (Coach: Cecelia Carroll)
7th Place - Plymouth Elementary School (Coach: Kevin Greenler)
The winners of the Countdown Round are as follows:
1st Place – Andrew Huang – Crossroads Academy
2nd Place – Anshul Rastogi – Rastogi Home School
Runner up – Jonathan Li – Crossroads Academy
Runner up – Rose Luttmer – Richmond Middle School
Alison Gorman will coach the State Team and will accompany the team to the National Competition.