MATHCOUNTS – STATE COMPETITION RESULTS

Winners of today’s State MATHCOUNTS

Competition held at Ernst Hall, University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky are:

• Luke Mo of Meyzeek Middle School coached by Matthew Cramton – 1st place
• Joseph Vulakh of Tates Creek Middle School coached by Kayla-Noel Carter – 2nd place
• Krishna Bhatraju of Winburn Middle School coached by Paula Mlinar – 3rd place
• Shaurya Jadhav of Holy Name School coached by Bayardo Solorza – 4th place

The four students competed amongst 138 6th, 7th and 8th grade “mathletes” from 46 schools around the Commonwealth at today’s competition. Each of the four students was awarded a full-tuition, four-year college scholarship to either the University of Kentucky or the University of Louisville. They each also won an expense-paid trip to the National MATHCOUNTS competition in Orlando, Florida on May 11-14, 2019, where they will represent the Commonwealth of KENTUCKY for the national title. Each individual student will also compete for additional scholarships, a trip to US Space Camp, medals, and other awards.

Matthew Cramton, a teacher at Meyzeek Middle School, will coach the Kentucky team. His team of four students won the 1st place team position. The remaining top ten students were:

• Jonah Xu of Meyzeek Middle School coached by Matthew Cramton – 5th place
• Robin Hayward of Golden Acorn Academy coached by Mary Hayward – 6th place
• Gopalaniruddh Tadinada of Meyzeek Middle School coached by Matthew Cramton – 7th place
• Connor Zhang of Winburn Middle School coached by Paula Mlinar – 8th place
• Jonah Hubert of Winburn Middle School coached by Paula Mlinar – 9th place
• Amy Chen of Meyzeek Middle School coached by Matthew Cramton – 10th place

After Meyzeek Middle School’s 1st place finish in the team category, the remaining top ten team winners (out of 25 competing teams) were:

• Winburn Middle School coached by Paula Mlinar – 2nd place team
• Tates Creek Middle School coached by Kayla-Noel Carter – 3rd place team
• Owensboro Middle School coached by Sarah Sullivan – 4th place team
• Bondurant Middle School coached by Robbie Roberts – 5th place team
• South Warren Middle School coached by Christine Burkeen – 6th place team
• North Laurel Middle School coached by Brittany Eversole – 7th place team
• Kentucky Country Day coached by Joel Morris – 8th place team
• Pikeville Junior High School coached by Ginger Mullins – 9th place team
• Daviess County Middle School coached by Leslie Hall – 10th place team

MATHCOUNTS is a national math coaching and competition program designed to develop and strengthen math, science, leadership and teamwork skills. This is the 36th year for the competition, which was founded in 1983 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, CNA Insurance Company, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The mission of MATHCOUNTS is to increase interest and involvement in mathematics among all middle school students to assist in developing a technically literate population essential to U.S. global competitiveness and the quality of life.

CONTACT:
Marcie Fisher, State MATHCOUNTS Coordinator
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers
160 Democrat Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502/695-5680; 800/455-5573
Email: [email protected]

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