Math Team Heading to State

Congratulations to Hart's outstanding mathletes for performing well enough at a local competition that they qualified to take part in the state competition in March.

Hart's MathCounts team won second place at the Feb. 22 chapter competition held at Harvest Park Middle School. Only two top teams out of the 18 that competed will advance to the Northern California MathCounts competition March 22 at Stanford University. The only team that beat Hart is Harvest Park.

Hart's team includes Asim Biswal (7th grade), Nikhil Padaval (8th grade), Andy Peng (8th grade) and Jonathan Sy (6th grade). In addition, two sixth-graders, Aditya Mehta and Shreyas Swaminathan, qualified for the state competition as individuals. Aditya won second place overall while Andy took fourth place overall. Other students who competed individually are Deepak Ragu (7th grade), Karna Mendonca-Kamath (8th grade), Jerry Yang (7th grade) and Winifred Zhou (7th grade).

MathCounts is a national math coaching and competition program that promotes middle school math achievement through grassroots involvement.

Congratulations to Hart's math team and best of luck at the state competition.