• Feb. 4, 2021

    Three eighth graders earn perfect scores at CalcuSolve 

    First Place / Perfect Scores Three Fort Couch Middle School students tied for first place in the virtual CalcuSolve competition on Jan. 26, 2021. Eighth graders Jamie Barrett, Eitan Schwartz and Yuhong Shi earned perfect scores in the individual competition.

    In team competition, the Fort Couch team of Jamie, Eitan, Yuhong and seventh grader Jeffery Zhang finished second among 35 teams from throughout western Pennsylvania.

    Teams of four students worked in groups and as individuals to complete difficult math problems in a timed setting over Zoom. During the competition, students completed seven individual problems and two team problems.

    Other Fort Couch Middle School students participating in the CalcuSolve event included seventh graders Pritika Gupta and Kaia Petrick as well as eighth graders Tyler McClintock-Comeaux and Ishaan Sharma. The students were coached by Mr. Jason O’Roark, gifted coordinator and accelerated math teacher.

    The annual math competition is sponsored by the II-VI Foundation and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.