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Rochelle Middle School mathletes

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017


Team members Meghan Thiravong, Davansh Patel, Jason Zheng David Wanne Katie Henson and Kyce Jaradat and coach Katie Queller-Zilis took third place in their competition last weekend.


Rochelle Middle School math team has met twice a week since the school year resumed after winter break. Their practice paid off on Saturday, Feb. 11 when the team competed in the Regional MathCounts competition at Sauk Valley College.

That was the only competition the students will compete in as they placed third as a team. Meghan Thiravong placed fourth as an individual. Team members include Thiravong, Davansh Patel, Jason Zheng and David Wanner. Katie Henson and Kyce Jaradat competed as alternates and Katie Queller-Zilis coaches the team. During the competition students answered 38 questions on an individual test and 10 more during the written group portion. Thiravong placed in the top eight on the written test advancing to the Count Down Round. During the final round contestants are given a buzzer and must buzz in similar to a game show during the verbal competition.



For the complete article see the 02-16-2017 issue.

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