Dunedin Highland Middle students win regional math competition

Dunedin Highland Middle's MATHCOUNTS first place team. From left to right back: Jakub Pep, Brian Price, Tyler McDonald, Ethan Cursey Front: Samir Rajani, Shane Lobo, Jay Mithani, Chris Eschler. Click the image to see a larger version.

Students from Dunedin Highland Middle School won first place in the overall team and team ciphering competitions at the regional MATHCOUNTS Competition. Dunedin Highland Middle also won five out of the ten top spots at last month’s competition.

On March 15, the Dunedin Highland team will travel to Orlando where they will participate in the state competition. The winner of that competition will head to Washington, DC for the May 10 National event, which will be aired live on ESPN 3.

In its 30th year, MATHCOUNTS is one of the country’s largest and most successful education partnerships involving volunteers, educators, industry sponsors and students. Five recent United States presidents have publicly recognized the program for its work.

MATHCOUNTS provides fun and challenging math programs for middle school students in the United States in an effort to increase their academic and professional opportunities.

The MATHCOUNTS competitions have written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components.  The competition problems focus on the sixth through eighth grade standards of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.

The Dunedin Highland Middle regional results:

1st Jakub Pepas

2nd Chris Eschler

4th Jacob Denning

7th Tyler McDonald

10th Simar Rijani

1st place team:

Jakub Pepas

Jay Mithani

Chris Eschler

Tyler McDonald

 1st Place Team Ciphering:

Jakub Pepas

Jay Mithani

Chris Eschler

Tyler McDonald