Ambridge Area School District

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Ten students represented the Junior High on February 13th at the MathCounts competition at Penn State University – Beaver. This was the 30th year of MathCounts being sponsored by the Beaver Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and Auxiliary. The mission of MathCounts is to increase enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. Across the United States, 500-plus local competitions and 57 state competitions are conducted each year. MathCounts problems challenge and inspire students to further develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

This competition was for Beaver County students to qualify for the state competition in March. Over 70 students competed and only the top 4 individuals and the top team advanced to the state competition.

The junior high “mathletes” consisted of Jacob Beaudway, Jonathan Ciani, Connor Finnegan, Natalie Ruprecht, Ezra Hanna, Zach Astorino, Noah Weedon, Jeremiah Giordani, Frank Grabski, and Gregory Constantine.

The team earned 2nd place and it was comprised of Jacob, Jonathan, Connor, and Natalie.

Overall, four of the Junior High students finished in the Top 10.  Noah finished in 9th place; Gregory finished in 6th place; and two students earned a spot in the state competition in Harrisburg on March 18-19.  They were Jonathan Ciani, who finished 4th, and Jacob Beaudway, who finished in 3rd place.  

Congratulations to all of the mathletes!