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April 16, 2018 - MathCounts Regional and State Results
Each middle school in Plano ISD hosts a MathCounts club, coached by a math teacher at that campus. Students in the club meet regularly to build their problem-solving skills and to increase their fluency and flexibility with number sense. Each club selects members to participate in the regional MathCounts competition.
Regional Chapter Competition
On Saturday, February 3, all thirteen Plano ISD middle schools participated in the MathCounts regional chapter competition held at UT Dallas. Teams of four, as well as individual competitors, participated in hopes of qualifying for the state level competition.
Five teams from Plano placed in the top 10, and competed in the state competition in Austin.
- First Place - Rice Middle School: Ayon Das, Rithvik Ganesh, Aaron Guo, Jai Singh coached by Laura Liu
- Second Place - Otto Middle School: Otto Beall, Prakhar Khandelwal, Neel Shanmugam, Emma Yu coached by Alex Rosenfield and Lindsey Blue
- Fourth Place - Murphy Middle School: Ishaan Javali, Alan Lin, Garrett Liu, William Peng coached by Clarice Perry
- Fifth Place - Robinson Middle School: Charles Cheung, Albert Jiang, Tirth Shah, Alan Zhou coached by Beverly Kennington
- Sixth Place - Renner Middle School: Dexter Chen, Katherine Forson*, Aditya Rai*, Kin Xia (James Wenick competed at state in place of Katherine Forson and Aditya Rai (who had a conflict with science fair) coached by Paige Johnson
The state competition took place on March 25. The team from Murphy Middle School placed fourth in the state, and the team from Rice Middle School placed second in the state. Rithvik Ganesh, Rice Middle School, placed fourth in the written competition and earned one of the four spots in the Texas state team going to the MathCounts National Competition held in Washington, D.C. in May.
State MathCounts second place winning team from Rice Middle School team (in the front row): Aaron Guo, seventh grade; Jai Singh, seventh grade; Ayon Das, eighth grade; and Laura Liu, coach. Not pictured: Rithvik Ganesh, eighth grade.