Students Compete in Math Contest

Ten Hart students put their math skills to the test Saturday at the MathCounts Mount Diablo Chapter competition at Harvest Park Middle School.

The students who took part in the competition are Andy Hu, Jeffrey Huai, Edward Im, Yujin Kim, Nitish Padavala, Jonathan Tan, Jason Zhang, Nathan Zhang, Vena Zhang and Jack Zhu. All of the students did a great job.

Hart's official MathCounts team -- Andy Hu, Jeffrey Huai, Yujin Kim and Nathan Zhang -- won second place, giving the team the honor of advancing to the state contest at Stanford University in mid-March. The team's coaches are Foothill students Chris Wen and Akshay Ravikuma. The assistant coach is Kevin Zhuang, also a Foothill student.

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 all of the students who took part. And thank you to Hart for giving the students the unique opportunity and full support to be part of MathCounts.

Posted Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011