The team from Wetsel Middle School took fourth place at the VSPE Skyline Chapter MATHCOUNTS event held at Blue Ridge Community College February 9, 2013.
Scott Honaker coaches the WMS team consisting of Rebecca Young, Cameron Ludin, Dalton Taylor, and Hunter Smith. In addition, Dalton took second place in the Countdown Elimination Competition. Amelia Graves, Nico Barton, Autumn Chasse, Austin Fincham, Noah McGhee, and Bryan Smith also represented the school in the individual competition.
In its 30th year, MATHCOUNTS is a national math enrichment program that promotes enthusiasm in math among middle school age students and has as its goal the encouragement of these students to enter a STEM field of study upon high school graduation. MATHCOUNTS was founded by NSPE, NCTM, and the CNA Foundation. In addition to many other national sponsors, local sponsors include James MacNaughton, PE, Royce Hylton, PE, Julia Skare, PE, CP&P, Dominos, Draper Aden & Assoc., and BRCC.
Information about the MATHCOUNTS program can be obtained at www.mathcounts.org .