HP students take middle school crown in MathCounts

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Holland Patent Central School won the team competition among middle-school students from five area schools in a 37th annual MathCounts competition hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College at its Utica campus.

New Hartford Central School took second-place, while Clinton Central School was third-place, said MVCC.

The first-place student winner, meanwhile, was Richard Chen of New Hartford Central School. Second- and third-place finishers included Holland Patent students Deron Howe and Logan Cuda, respectively.

The competition featured teams from New Hartford, Clinton, Sauquoit Valley, Holland Patent, and Adirondack Central School.

MathCounts is a national extracurricular mathematics enrichment program for middle school students that provides math programs for all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem-solving.

Students in grades 6-8 compete individually and in teams in four rounds: Sprint, Target, Team, and Countdown.

The event was sponsored by the College Science and Technology Entry Program and the Mohawk Valley Engineering Executive Council.

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