For Immediate Release
Contact: Seena Drapala, 775 781 5491
Students Win Nevada Math Competition
(Reno, March 27th) — A team of middle school Mathletes® from Davidson Academy in Reno took top honors at the Nevada State MATHCOUNTS® Competition. The top individual was Julian Kuang, a seventh grader from Davidson Academy in Reno.
Members of the winning team were: Julian Kuang, Lucas Wu, Aaron Lei, and Melody Song, led by coach Diana Martin from Davidson Academy in Reno. The Second-Place team was from Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas.
The top four individuals will represent Nevada at the 2023 Raytheon Technologies MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, Florida, May 14-15, 2023. The four Nevada national mathletes are Julian Kuang from Reno, Liam Reddy from Las Vegas, Lucas Wu from Reno, and Maxwell Tsai from Las Vegas. They will be led by Coach Darren Ripley of Davidson Academy in Reno.
More than 100,000 students across the U.S. participate each year in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series, a national math competition that aims to build confidence and problem-solving skills for students who participate. Programs like MATHCOUNTS are critical to preparing students to succeed in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) careers of the future.
The Northern Nevada MATHCOUNTS program is sponsored by Wood Rodgers, Plenium Builders, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Comstock Section, NV Energy, and the National Society of Professional Engineers Nevada. Leadership at the local levels of the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is provided by members of the Society of Women Engineers Sierra Nevada Section.
The National Sponsors of MATHCOUNTS Foundation are Raytheon Technologies, U.S. Department of Defense STEM, Northrop Grumman Foundation, the National Society of Professional Engineers, 3Mgives, Texas Instruments Incorporated and Art of Problem Solving. MATHCOUNTS was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and CNA Insurance.
About MATHCOUNTS Foundation:
MATHCOUNTS is a nonprofit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. For more than 30 years, MATHCOUNTS has provided free, high-quality resources to educators and enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students to lay a foundation for future success. Materials and information are available at www.mathcounts.org. Follow @MATHCOUNTS on Twitter.
Local middle school students win big at Nevada State Mathcounts competition