MATHCOUNTS

Members of the Tawas Area Middle School MathCounts team are, from left, front row: Braiden Curry, Emmy Buchanan, Claire Liang, Ethan Smith and Lucas MacEwan; back row left: Nora Kassuba, Allison Litzner, coach William Stoll, Noah Smith and Kathryn Armstrong.

TAWAS CITY – Tawas Area Middle School MathCounts students were able to compete in the regional competition using a virtual format this year.  

Coached by William Stoll, the team consisted of eighth grade students Kathryn Armstrong, Nora Kassuba, Allison Litzner and Noah Smith and seventh graders Emmy Buchanan, Braiden Curry, Claire Liang, Lucas MacEwen and Ethan Smith.

School winner was MacEwen, while Litzner placed eighth at the regional level.

A typical year has the students travel to Saginaw Valley State University to compete against other schools at that location.  This year found the competition held on-line with all schools in the country competing at the same time.  

“Even though the competition was a bit different this year, the students still got exposed to some pretty challenging math problems and topics,” commented Stoll, longtime Tawas MathCounts coach.

MathCounts is a national competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Instruments, Raytheon and 3M.

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