A-S Successfully Competes at MATHCOUNTS Competition
On Saturday, February 3, four seventh grade students and six eighth grade students, coached by Math Teacher Will Goss, competed in the MATHCOUNTS Manhattan math competition at Baruch College. Benjamin Forman '19, Raam Melvani '20, Harrison Schneider '19, and Gregory Stone '19 comprised team Allen-Stevenson, while Evan Friday '20, John Henry '20, Jack Hurewitz '20, Alexander MacLennan '19, Tola Olorode '19, and Malcolm Whites '19 competed as individuals.
Mr. Goss explained, "The boys have been preparing for this challenging competition during our once a week Math Club working through online timed math Olympiad questions individually before discussing solutions as a group. To decide who would go to the MATHCOUNTS event I held an in-class competition from which the top four scorers formed the A-S Team and the next six were our individual competitors."
Hundreds of other middle school students (grades 6 – 8) from public and private schools across Manhattan were at the MATHCOUNTS competition. This all-day event consisted of four rounds: sprint, target, team, and countdown, ending with an awards ceremony.
Raam received a medal for getting the highest score on team Allen-Stevenson, which was also the fifth highest score amongst all seventh grade competitors, and the 38th highest score overall. Team Allen-Stevenson finished in 11th place amongst the 43 teams that competed. (Results) This was the highest ranking Allen-Stevenson has received in the three years that the School has been attending.
Mr. Goss said, "I'm so proud of our boys, as was a young A-S alumnus and previous MATHCOUNTS competitor, who contacted me to share his excitement about this year’s A-S achievements."