Students at Weatherly Area Middle School recently competed at the 2017 Anthracite Chapter of MATHCOUNTS Competition. The competition was held at the Penn State Schuylkill Campus. Approximately 80 individuals and 10 teams participated in the competition.
The students who represented Weatherly were; Ethan Broskoskie, son of Dave and Cindy Broskoskie; Alexis Colecio, daughter of Anthony and Jennifer Colecio; Luke Derr, son of Connie and Paul Derr; Holly Gehman, daughter of LeeAnn and Steve Gehman; Alyssa Heister, daughter of Clara and Chip Heister; Ashley James, daughter of John and Michelle James; Jack Nemshick, son of Donna and Mike Nemshick; Kelly Royer, daughter of Christy Minor and Leonard Portell; Isabella Wagner, daughter of Matthew and Shay Wagner and Yasin Zuberi, son of Ramazan Zuberi and Sylvia Riben. Peggy McAndrew, 8th grade math teacher, coached the team.
Kelly Royer placed 4th in the individual competition and will represent Weatherly at the state competition in March. The school placed 3 rd in the team competition.
The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers sponsors the Anthracite Chapter of the MATHCOUNTS competition. John Knecht and Mike Peleschak are the chapter coordinators. There are also several volunteers from the Business & Professional Women’s Foundation.
MATHCOUNTS is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. After several months of coaching, participating schools select students to compete individually or as part of a team in one of the more than 500 written and oral competitions held nationwide and in U.S. schools overseas. Winners at the local level proceed to state competitions, where the top 4 students and top coach earn the right to represent their state or territory at the national level. At all levels, MATHCOUNTS challenges students; math skills, develops their self-confidence and rewards them for their achievements.
First row: Isabella Wagner, Alexis Colecio, Alyssa Heister, Ashley James and Jack
Nemshick; Second row: Holly Gehman, Kelly Royer, Yasin Zuberi, Ethan Broskoskie