Middle schoolers advance in MathCounts

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Twenty middle school students advanced to the MathCounts regional competition at UW-Madison, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2.

The students placed in the top 10 at their respective schools at the District MathCounts recently. The Kromrey MathCounts team includes Grace Wu, Isha Chilukuri, Dheeraj Pasikanti, Sneha Chandrashaker, Josh Chen, Harry Jin, Roddy McLellan, Li Ying, Naveed Ansari and Daniel Hwang. The Glacier Creek MathCounts team includes Nihar Ballamudi, Caleb Sanders, Ian Lam, Kevin Wu, Dhruv Prakash, Aarush Gupta, Jeremiah Kim, Luke Zhang and Nathan Kwon.

* The Advanced Learning program has submitted 192 pieces of writing, cartoons or artwork to the Yahara River Writers Contest from students in grades 5-8.

Check out the names of the District finalists on our Community Announcements page.

The contest includes students from 25 school districts in southern Wisconsin.  Students can submit work in one of these categories: poetry, cartoon, short story, editorial or cover/divider pages.  New this year, the Yahara contest is also accepting poetry and editorials in Spanish. Contest results generally come in late February. 

Winners will be invited to attend a workshop and awards ceremony to be held at UW-Madison's Union South Tuesday, May 14. 

* Twenty middle school students in seventh or eighth grade had their short submitted to the Wisconsin Future Problem Solvers scenario writing competition.

They are: Amanda Beckman, Will Bush, Sneha Chandrashekar, Monroe Durand, Varsha Gouraram, Aarush Gupta, Sarah Ann Huber, Kali Johannsen, Charlotte Kosek, Nathan Kwon, Lauren Lamson, Joseph Lee, Juliette Mandelbrot, Sarah Mounajjed, Craig Nielsen, Olivia Pan, Ben Pralat, Ella Ryan, Anya Shaw and Zaki Siraj.

Later this month middle and high school students will learn if they have qualified for the State FPS Bowl, which will take place in Green Lake on April 11-13. Students have been studying the topic of food loss and waste. They will work in teams to analyze a set of challenges related to this topic.