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CSU-Pueblo announces winners of MathCounts competition

Release Date: February 22, 2016

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

PUEBLO - Pueblo's Connect Charter School took home the team trophy at the 2016 Southern Chapter MathCounts competition, sponsored by the Coalition of Pueblo Engineers (COPE). The 2016 event was held on Feb. 6 in the Life Sciences Building on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

Winners advance to the state competition, which will be held at the Colorado School of Mines on March 19. 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 Washington, D.C.

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 Joli Dou, Andrew Li, and Nikola Jaksic. Salida Middle School placed second with state qualifiers Brian Morgan, Kaela Earhart, and Bowman Russell.

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

Zoe Martin from Mountain View Core Knowledge; Alina Bartosz and Marianna Benitez of Connect Charter School, Kyle Freeburg from Craver Middle School, Drayven Bowton from Cotopaxi Consolidated, and Makayla Bastain from Risley International Academy.

Participating schools included: Connect Charter School, Salida Middle School, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools, Rocky Ford Junior Senior High, Risley International Academy of Innovation, Pueblo Academy of the Arts, Bessemer Academy, Craver Middle School, Harrison Middle School, Highland Park Elementary School, Mountain View Core Knowledge 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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