North Middle School hosted the 2018 Long Island MATHCOUNTS competition in February, with both Great Neck middle schools among the fifteen schools participating in this regional math event.
The team from South Middle finished in second place and will advance to the state-level competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on March 17.
Team members are Brayden Chien, Jeremy Kotlyar, Collin Li, Matthew Tsui, Tristan Wan, Jansen Wong, John Xie, Rick Xu, Charlie Yin, and Richard Zhuang. The team coach is Diane Hodgson, mathematics teacher at South Middle.
Additionally, three South Middle students received trophies for their top scores in the individual portion of the competition: Matthew Tsui, Tristan Wan, and Jansen Wong.
The team from North Middle also performed well and finished in fifth place. Members of the North Middle team are Ryan Fu, Ryan He, Jonathan Kim, Jason Mei, Alicia Sun, Julie Sun, Sarah Tsai, Christopher Yang, Angela Zeng, and David Zeng. The team coach is Zachary Boyt, mathematics department head at North Middle.
The MATHCOUNTS competition focuses on problem solving and mathematical reasoning through collaboration, with points awarded for speed and accuracy. It is sponsored by the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides engaging programs to middle schools across the country.