(From left to right) Evan Chandran, Anusha Murali, Christine Raby(Coach), Tarang Saluja, Kunaal Sundara
31st MATHCOUNTS STATE COMPETITION • PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY • March 8, 2014
MATHCOUNTS is a national mathematics competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. In New Hampshire, it is sponsored by the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers and the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics.
The state is divided into six regions. The students first compete at their local schools and then at the regional level. The three winning teams from each region, together with top-scoring individuals not represented on those teams, then compete at the state level to determine the four winning individuals who will represent New Hampshire at the national competition in Orlando, Florida on May 9th.
At the state meet, the students compete in three written tests. Based on those results, the 12 top-scoring competitors then compete in the Countdown Round, a fast-paced test in which the questions are projected on a screen and the students have a maximum of 45 seconds in which to answer.
The individual winners who will make up the NH State Team that goes to Orlando, Florida to compete in the National Competition on May 9, 2014 are:
1st Place – Anusha Murali, Shaker Road School
2nd Place - Kunaal Sundara, Academy for Science & Design
3rd Place – Tarang Saluja, Nashua Catholic Regional Junior Highschool
4th Place – Evan Chandran, Oyster River Middle School
Chrissie Raby will coach the State Team and will accompany the team to the National Competition.
The three winning teams are as follows:
1st Place - Shaker Road School (Coach: Chrissie Raby)
2nd Place - Academy for Science & Design (Coach: Seema Sundara)
3rd Place – Fairgrounds Middle School (Coach: Siva Ravada)
The winners of the Countdown Round are as follows:
1st Place – Tarang Saluja, Nashua Catholic Regional Junior Highschool
2nd Place – Evan Chandra, Oyster River School
Runner up – Anusha Murali, Shaker Road School
Runner up – Owen Long, Academy for Science & Design
Dr. Natalya Vinogradova of the Mathematics Department coordinated the activities at Plymouth State University.