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Student Qualifies for Nationals

Congratulations to Daniel Wright Junior High School seventh-grader Angela Ho who was one of four students from Illinois who qualified for MATHCOUNTS Nationals, scheduled for May 8-10.  

Asked to share her math interest, Angela, 13, of Buffalo Grove, said, "I love the variety of questions and topics and finding creative solutions. In math you can never run out of things to learn and there are fun and challenging problems to solve. Although I enjoy the entire range of topics in math, my favorite ones are probably algebra and probability. In addition to the problems themselves, I also greatly appreciate the supportive community that math brought to me."

Said the Lincolnshire school Club Sponsor Katie Fender, "Daniel Wright has participated in MATHCOUNTS since 1993.  Angela is only the third mathlete from Daniel Wright to qualify for the national competition and the first seventh-grader."

The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that allows students to compete in math contests against and alongside their peers.  Over 500 chapter competitions occur across the country—top students from each chapter competition advance to one of 56 state competitions.  The top four individual competitors from each state competition compete for the title of national champion.  

In a MATHCOUNTS competition, 12 Daniel Wright students advanced to the Chapter Invitational. Students who advanced were: Aaroh Tak (8), Akshay Subramanian (7), Angela Ho (7), Ashra Roshy (7), Audrey Hong (8), Caden Zhao (8), Jonathan He (7), Kaden Jeon (7), Richard Xu (7), Surya Chandrakasan (8), Tony Liu (8), and Vedanti Joshi (8).

Of those who competed, six students advanced to the state competition. They were: Akshay Subramanian (7), Angela Ho (7), Audrey Hong (8), Caden Zhao (8), Jonathan He (7), and Vedanti Joshi (8).