The MATHCOUNTS team from RHMS. Back Row (from left to right): Alan Wang, Shiv Mereddy, Ty Sloan, Lee Guiberson, Jessica Wang, Aditi Jegannath and coach Chris Gowing. Front Row (from left to right): Jamie Kim, Max Xu, Anthony Chui and Tintin Zhang.
Submitted by Ayanna Cudennec, RHMS student
On February 2, Rocky Heights Middle School (RHMS) took over the MATHCOUNTS tournament. Throughout this tournament, the mathletes raced a gainst the clock to solve math problems that ranged from algebra to geometry to logic questions. Chris Gowing, the MATHCOUNTS coach stated, “I was very proud of how they performed. They worked hard for this competition and they did really well. Good job representing Rocky Heights Middle School!”
MATHCOUNTS is a national organization promoting math in middle schools. This competition was a chapter competition with teams from all over the South Metro area of Colorado. Teams from Cherry Creek School District, Littleton School District, and Douglas County School District proudly participated, ready to win for their schools.
The RHMS team consisted of 10 mathletes: eighth-graders Anthony Chui, Aditi Jegannath, Jamie Kim, Alan Wang, Jessica Wang, Max Xu, and Tin Tin Zhang; seventh-graders Lee Guiberson and Ty Sloan; and sixth-grader Shiv Mereddy. All of these students competed individually and four of them also participated as a core team: Jamie Kim, Anthony Chui, Max Xu and Alan Wang. This core team placed fourth overall.
RHMS’s top three placers in the individual competition (from left to right): Max Xu, Anthony Chui and Jessica Wang.
In the individual competition, Max Xu came in eighth place, Jessica Wang came in second place, and Anthony Chui took first place.
Following the day of hard work, the RHMS mathletes began preparation for the state championships. They go back to racing against the clock and solving their math problems on March 23, ready to dominate and represent RHMS the best they can.