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St. Croix District Schools Prepare for MATHCOUNTS Competition

Twelve St. Croix schools are preparing to compete in the MATHCOUNTS competition scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Good Hope Gymnasium. According to Juanita Boneque, district math coordinator, about 100 students from the following schools will compete: Elena L. Christian and John H. Woodson Junior High Schools; Claude O. Markoe, Pearl B. Larsen, Ricardo Richards Elementary, Lew Muckle and Eulalie Rivera Elementary Schools; Good Hope, St. Croix Country Day, St. Patrick’s Catholic, Church of God Holiness Academy and the Manor Schools.

“Student mathletes are currently in training, using specially prepared coaching materials, provided free-of-charge to all middle schools across the country,” Boneque said. The top team and four top individual mathletes will advance to the StateMATHCOUNTS competition slated to take place on Thursday, March 25, on St. Croix. At all levels, students compete as teams and individually in written and oral matches. Subjects include algebra, probability, statistics and geometry.
Locally, the Department of Education and St. Croix Mid-Isle Rotary Club sponsor MATHCOUNTS. Founding sponsors are CNA, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. MATHCOUNTS’ national sponsors are the Dow Chemical Company Foundation, General Motors Foundation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, 3M Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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