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North Bend Students Win “Mathcounts” Contest
A team of “Mathletes” from North Bend Middle School won the regional Mathcounts competition on February 20th at the Boys and Girls Club in Coos Bay. Members of the winning team are: James Farlow, Shelby Pallo, Tana Hiigel, and Alexander Cheslock. North Bend was coached by John Stiegeler. The team will now advance to the state competition to be held March 8th on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.
The second place team is Riley Creek Middle School in Gold Beach, consisting of team members Elizabeth Myers, Avelina Gason, Josiah Armstrong, and Isabella Laurino. Riley Creek was coached by Cindy Myers. The top individuals are 1st place: James Farlow, North Bend Middle; 2nd place: Elizabeth Myers, Riley Creek Middle; and 3rd place: Nathan Monohon, North Bend Middle. James Farlow of North Bend Middle won the exciting Countdown Round. As top ranking individuals not on the winning team, Elizabeth Myers and Nathan Monohon will also compete at the state contest.
Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the 2014 Mathcounts competition consists of more than 6,000 schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U. S. territories and Department of Defense and State Department affiliated schools.
Mathcounts is a national program designed to improve math skills among students. The program focuses on middle school students. Mathcounts inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity through fun and challenging math programs, providing today’s students with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. Mathcounts Founding Sponsors are the CNA Foundation, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. National sponsors include Raytheon Company, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Department of Defense, Phillips 66, Texas Instruments, Inc., 3M, Art of Problem Solving, and Next Thought.
The Southwest Chapter of the Professional Engineers of Oregon sponsors the regional program. Special thanks are offered to Jordan Cove Energy Project and Oregon Forest Resources Institute for their donations, as well as local engineering firms Koos Engineering, Civil West Engineering Services, Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry, The Dyer Partnership, SHN Consulting Engineers and Geologists, and Stover Engineering.