St John Team at the District MathCounts 2014-2015
Mathcounts is a national organization sponsored by engineering companies all over the United States. It is a high level math problem solving competition for 6th through 8th graders. It has been existence for many years. The competition in Tulsa was held at St. Pius X and is for any school in the Oklahoma Diocese who wishes to participate. There were approximately 110 students at the competition. St. John's had 10 students who participated, two of which finished in the top 10. They were Emily Wetzel, 8th grade and Lance DePrisco, 7th grade. The correct way to describe their accomplishment is to state that after two rounds of testing, their scores places them in the top 10. The website for the mathcounts program is www.mathcounts.org. The diocese holds their own competition, which is not sponsored by the mathcounts organization per say but the state coordinator is there to support. The regional competitions (there are four in the state) are help in either late Jan or during the month of February. We will travel to Wilburton, Oklahoma on Feb 14 to participate in this competition. Top teams and students from each of the regions will compete at a state level in early March, with the top 4 students in the state advancing to national level in May (not sure of its location). Overall it is a great program. Students compete individually and as part of a team.
Blessings, Mrs. Radebaugh
Cole Spencer was the top 6th grader. He finished 15th overall. Lance DePrisco finished 12th overall. Emily Wetzel place 3rd overall and placed as a member of the All Star Squad East Oklahoma Region. The St. John Catholic School Team placed 3rd overall and also received the Most Improved Team Award. The kids all represented St. John Catholic School very well. I am proud of them all, Mrs Radebaugh
Emily Wetzel went on to the Oklahoma State MathCounts, held at the Science Museum in Oklahoma City, 03/07/14 and was recognized there as one of four from the Eastern Region as an All Star. This program is exciting and fun and St John School was well prepared by Mrs. Radenbaugh