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CSU-Pueblo announces winners of MathCounts competition

Release Date: March 02, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

PUEBLO - Pueblo's Connect Charter School took home the team trophy at the 2015 Southern Chapter MathCounts competition, sponsored by the Coalition of Pueblo Engineers (COPE). The 2015 event was held on Feb. 14 in the Life Sciences Building on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

Winners advance to the state competition, which will be held on March 21 at the University of Denver. The state and national competitions are organized by the National Society of Professional Engineers. The Mathletes who win the Colorado State Competition go on to MATHCOUNTS National Competition, scheduled for May 7-10 in Boston, Mass.

MATHCOUNTS is a national math enrichment, coaching & competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state & territory. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, MATHCOUNTS is one of the most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors & students. MATHCOUNTS seeks to increase interest and involvement in mathematics among all middle school students in order to assist in developing a technically literate population essential to U.S. global competitiveness and the quality of life. Topics include algebra, probability, approximation, geometry, and statistics. Problems fit in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculums across the country.

Heading to state competition for Connect will be Danny Sun, Andrew Li, Claire Duffee, and Joli Dou. Salida Middle School placed second with state qualifiers Hunter Redmon, Sanghyun Shim, Bowman Russell, and Brooke Beasley.

The following individuals will advance to the state competition as well:

  • Catie Wolyn, Craver Middle School
  • Gabe Slade, Craver Middle School
  • Alanna Jackson, Connect
  • Juliet Chi, Connect
  • Colton Ortiz, Pueblo Academy of Arts
  • Justin Harris, Swink Elementary School
  • Martin Fernandez, Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School

Participating schools included: Canon City Middle School, Columbian Elementary School, Connect Charter School, Craver Middle School, Harrison Middle School, Highland Park Elementary, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Risley International Academy, Rocky Ford Junior Sdenior High School, Salida, Middle School, and Swink Elementary School.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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