Allegany-Limestone Takes Top Awards in
MATHCOUNTS Competition at St. Bona's

On Saturday, Feb. 11, St. Bonaventure University hosted the regional phase of the 2012 MATHCOUNTS competition, a national contest for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

Contestants worked both individually and in four-person school teams on questions designed by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the main sponsoring organization. The two schools competing at St. Bonaventure, with their coaches, were Allegany-Limestone Middle School (Kathy Stamets) and Cheektowaga Central School (David Guzzino).

Other organizations providing financial support for the contest at the national level include CNA Foundation, ConcoPhillips, U.S. Department of Defense, Northrup Grumman Foundation, Raytheon Company, Texas Instruments, 3M Foundation, ThinkFun, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Locally, the contest was financially supported by St. Bonaventure University and an anonymous grant. The top school teams and the top individuals received trophies. The teams have been invited to the New York State competition to be held on March 17 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in Troy. The top individuals from the state contest will advance to the national competition May 11.


Top Individuals:

1st – Rajiv Thandla (Allegany-Limestone Middle School)

2nd – Dan Buringrud (Allegany-Limestone Middle School)

3rd – Ryan Volz (Allegany-Limestone Middle School)

Top Schools:

1st − Allegany-Limestone (Rajiv Thandla, Dan Buringrud, Austin Schlepko, and Ryan Volz)

2nd – Cheektowaga (Jessie Cecere, Andrew Matulich, Sandra Van, and Natalie McGill)


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