Osseo Junior High School placed third at the Mathcounts Regional Competition in February in St. Paul.
The regional competition consisted of two individual rounds and a team round. All three parts are used to determine a team score. The top two teams and top four individuals advance to state.
The Osseo’s team’s came in third place out of eight schools. J.P. Lyon came in 10th place in the individual competition. Other individual results were Michael Ly placed 22nd and David Nguyen placed 24th place out of 80 students.
Regional team members included J.P. Lyon, David Nguyen, Josh Tomczik and Bryce Ferrin. Other students participating at the regional meet as individuals were Michael Ly, Vaishnavi Narayanan, Keely Miller, Alex Majorowicz, Sharada Srivatsa and Karl Penaz. There have been a total of 14 students at Osseo practicing since the beginning of October to be one of the 10 students to compete at the regional meet.
The team is coached by Danette Campbell and Bernie Stueve.
Mathcounts is a nationwide program for sixth, seventh and eighth graders aimed at improving students’ mathematical skills, improving the quality of math education and increasing student interest in math. Osseo Junior High School began competing in 1991.
The next challenge for the math team is the St. Cloud State University Math Contest Thursday, April 3.