Zhang advances to state MATHCOUNTS competition, Webb team places 2nd

Posted February 19, 2013

Corrina Zhang, a student at The Webb School, placed in the top eight individuals in MATHCOUNTS competition on Feb. 17 at the University of Tennessee Space Institute near Tullahoma. Zhang, an eighth grader from China, qualified for the state competition on March 16 in Nashville. The first-place team takes the first four spots, and then the next four top individuals (not on the winning team) are selected.

The Webb School team placed second in a field of six teams competing at the event. Other teams participating were: Highland Elementary School, Harris Middle School, Coffee County Middle School, East Tullahoma Middle School (first-place team) and West Tullahoma Middle School (third-place team).

MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. The program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories and the Department of Defense and State Department schools. It is sponsored by the Professional Society of Engineers.

In addition to Zhang, Webb team members included Keaton Pendergrast, eighth grader from Shelbyville; Yash Mansharamani, eighth grader from Jamaica; and Maddie McAndrew, eighth grader from Murfreesboro. Alternates were Hayley Reddell, eighth grader from Murfreesboro; Alston Zhang (Corrina's twin brother), eighth grader from China; and Gregory Kilpatrick, seventh grader from Shelbyville. Unable to attend were Anderson Keathley, seventh grader from Woodbury and Alyss Masundire, eighth grader from Murfreesboro. Lea Anne Windham, math department chair is the Webb MATHCOUNTS coordinator.

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