Students Score Big at Math Contest

Hart's four-member MathCounts team garnered an impressive 8th-place ranking at the highly competitive MathCounts state competition held March 20 at Stanford University.

Students Akshay Ravikumar, Justin Cha, Kevin Zhuang and Nathan Zhang competed against middle school students representing the top 30 MathCounts teams from across the entire state.

Individually, Akshay, 8th grade, took 16th place and Nathan, 7th grade, took 36th place. Both students placed in the top 25 percent for individuals.

The students are coached by Foothill senior Jeffrey Zhang, who will attend UC Berkeley in the fall to study computer science.

MathCounts is a nationwide program that inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity in middle school students through fun and challenging math programs. Students compete in both written and oral contests as individuals and teams. Think Jeopardy, but with math problems.

Congratulations to Hart's outstanding mathletes!

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PHOTO from left: Akshay Ravikumar, Justin Cha, Kevin Zhuang, Nathan Zhang and coach Jeffrey Zhang.