Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School’s Mathcounts team took first place in the Monterey Bay Chapter Competition and will now head to the statewide contest.
The Mathcounts Competition Series is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through fun, "bee" style contests. Each contest has four rounds and is designed to take about three hours to complete.
Six Catalina students competed on February 4 at San Benancio Middle School. The official team consisted of seventh-graders Zamina and Ethan and eighth-graders Emily and Evelyn. In addition to winning as a team, Emily took first place in the Sprint and Countdown rounds, while Ethan placed third and second, respectively.
The state contest will be held sometime in March.