Eight students from Suzanne Middle School competed in the MATHCOUNTS regional tournament on Feb.
14 at the
Team members included Kevin Fong, Joseph Lin, Kevin
Zhang, and Larry Zhang; individual competitors were Jessie Chan, Max Hsu, Daniel
Suryakusuma, and Charli Worth.
the students were coached by math teacher Nikki
Elizade and Din-Kow Sun.
Suzanne students won First
in the Team competition and will advance to the State competition next month.
In the Countdown Round, Suzanne students won three of
the top four top awards. First place Kevin Zhang, Second Place Larry Zhang, and Third Place Kevin
These three students also won top awards in the
The national MATHCOUNTS program is designed to
challenge and stimulate interest in math and science for middle school students.
It is administered by the MATHCOUNTS Foundation and sponsored by the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Society of Professional
Engineers (NSPE), NASA, and several corporations.