Congratulations to Josh F., Pravi P., Ethan Z., and Austin Z., BASIS Independent McLean's fabulous Mathcounts team and coaches Rikki McCullough and Tyler Sullivan for winning the Mathcounts State Championships!
All four team members placed in the top 20 spots in the individual competition. Pravi took first place, Ethan took second, Josh placed 10th, and Austin placed 19th!
The National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers and Mathematics and CN Foundation created Mathcounts in 1983. These groups founded this national middle school enrichment program to promote the importance and value of math in school and beyond. The program was brought to life through competitions and club activities.
"The win was very exciting as a new teacher and coach. It shows that our new school has some talented kids and teachers willing to help them push to be the best," said Coach McCullough. "The team worked very well as a team as well as individually. They put in a lot of hours on practicing for this."
Congratulations to the middle school team on their BIG WIN!
Team BASIS Independent McLean placed first in the 34th annual Northern Virginia Regional Mathcounts competition at George Mason University on Saturday. The team surpassed 16 other talented Northern Virginia teams and unseated the long-standing champion that has held the regional title for many years.
The victory was a team effort led by Teaching Fellow Ms. Rikki McCullough and with the support and collaboration of middle school math teacher Mr. Vern WIlliams, and Tyler Sullivan. The BASIS Independent McLean all-stars included the following students: Pravi P., Grayson N., Austin F., Peter L., Ethan F., Joshua F., Alan H., Sam K., Jiaming Z., and Ethan Z.
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