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PRESS PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS GRAVESSpringhouse Middle School’s math team Brandon Cai, Eric Zhang, Reva Gandhi and Kevin Yareo won top honors in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Coach Kevin Hallman is at the right. PRESS PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS GRAVESSpringhouse Middle School’s math team Brandon Cai, Eric Zhang, Reva Gandhi and Kevin Yareo won top honors in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Coach Kevin Hallman is at the right.
Orefield Middle School team included (back) Coach Craig Waters, Olivia Grim, and Taha Mirrani, (middle) Eric Jin, Tom Gilchrist, Qassim Mirrani, Andy Hill, (front) Aditya Singhri and Param Patel. Orefield Middle School team included (back) Coach Craig Waters, Olivia Grim, and Taha Mirrani, (middle) Eric Jin, Tom Gilchrist, Qassim Mirrani, Andy Hill, (front) Aditya Singhri and Param Patel.
ABOVE: St. Joseph the Worker’s team included Arleigh Shilling-Askew, Preslie Winn, Luke Myers, Owen Lambinus and Coach Rebecca Hamel. ABOVE: St. Joseph the Worker’s team included Arleigh Shilling-Askew, Preslie Winn, Luke Myers, Owen Lambinus and Coach Rebecca Hamel.
Aditya Singhvi, an eighth grader at Orefield Middle School, receives an award for being one of the top 10 mathletes in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Lehigh Valley Society of Professional Engineers Vice President Al Dezubay was the presenter. Aditya Singhvi, an eighth grader at Orefield Middle School, receives an award for being one of the top 10 mathletes in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Lehigh Valley Society of Professional Engineers Vice President Al Dezubay was the presenter.
LEFT: Taha Mirrani, an eighth grader at Orefield Middle School, received an award for being named one of the top 10 mathletes in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Lehigh Valley Society of Professional Engineers Vice President Al Dezubay was the presenter. LEFT: Taha Mirrani, an eighth grader at Orefield Middle School, received an award for being named one of the top 10 mathletes in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Lehigh Valley Society of Professional Engineers Vice President Al Dezubay was the presenter.
Eric Zhang, an eighth grader at Springhouse Middle School, received an award for being one of the top 10 mathletes in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Al Dezubay is the presenter. Eric Zhang, an eighth grader at Springhouse Middle School, received an award for being one of the top 10 mathletes in the MATHCOUNTS competition. Al Dezubay is the presenter.
Brandon Cai, a sixth grader at Springhouse Middle School, received an award for winning first place in the competition. His brother, Victor, won first place in the MATHCOUNTS competition last year when he was an eighth grader. This is the second year Springhouse Middle School has won top honors in this competition. Al Dezubay was the presenter. Brandon Cai, a sixth grader at Springhouse Middle School, received an award for winning first place in the competition. His brother, Victor, won first place in the MATHCOUNTS competition last year when he was an eighth grader. This is the second year Springhouse Middle School has won top honors in this competition. Al Dezubay was the presenter.
Orefield Middle School students Singhvi Patel, Taha Mirrani, Olivia Grim, Andy Hill and Coach Craig Waters received an award from Lehigh Valley Society of Professional Engineers Vice President Al Dezubay for being among the 10 top teams at MATHCOUNTS. Orefield Middle School students Singhvi Patel, Taha Mirrani, Olivia Grim, Andy Hill and Coach Craig Waters received an award from Lehigh Valley Society of Professional Engineers Vice President Al Dezubay for being among the 10 top teams at MATHCOUNTS.

Springhouse, Orefield middle school students win at MATHCOUNTS

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in School

Math was cool — at least for a few hours during the MATHCOUNTS Lehigh Valley Regional 35th annual Competition held recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.

The Saturday event had a bunch of kids out of bed and away from televisions and social media, while being excited about math.

Kevin Campbell of the Lehigh Valley Chapter Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, sponsor of the event spoke with The Press.

“Math is the foundation to being a good engineer ... therefore, since engineers make all the good things that make life easier, all engineers go to heaven,” Campbell said.

Springhouse Middle School students took top honors for their team. Springhouse eighth grader, Brandon Cai, took top individual honors.

“His brother, Victor, won the event last year,” Francee Fuller of the Lehigh Valley Chapter Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, told The Press.

She said Springhouse Middle School also took top overall honors last year.

Springhouse teacher Kevin Hallman coached the team.

Orefield Middle School students took home a special prize as being the most improved from last year. Teacher Craig Waters was their coach.

Campbell, competition coordinator, welcomed the participants on behalf of the Lehigh Valley Chapter Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

“MATHCOUNTS is a national math coaching and competition program for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students, that promotes interest and ability in math by making math excellence as challenging, exciting and prestigious as achievement in sports,” Campbell said. “MATHCOUNTS has reached more than 4,000,000 students in its thirty-year history. It works because it is a partnership of the education, business and technological communities.”

The winning team will advance to the state-level competition in Harrisburg March 15-16.

The four highest ranking individuals from the count down round and the two highest-ranking individuals who were not on the winning team will also compete in Harrisburg.

Top students from Pennsylvania will compete for national honors May 11-14 in Orlando, Fla.