• April 16, 2024

    Middle schools excel in PA Math League

    PA Math LeagueFort Couch Middle School seventh graders earned the highest score among all 35 participating Pennsylvania schools in the recent Pennsylvania Mathematics League (PML) contest.

    In addition, Fort Couch eighth graders placed fourth overall among 37 participating schools and second in the three-county region that includes Allegheny, Butler and Cambria counties. Boyce sixth graders placed fifth in Pennsylvania and second in the region.

    Individually, several Upper St. Clair students were recognized as top-scorers. Eighth graders include John Whitman, Cynthia Shen, Raana Parchuri, Joey Wyse and Eliot Kim. Seventh graders are Bernard Huang, Lyman Thomson, Claire Dietiker, Owen Maher and Avik Pandey. Sixth grade students include Brayden Wong and Mateo Lin.

    Middle school students were given 30 minutes to solve 35 questions – ranging from simple and straightforward to complex math problems. The school’s team score – comprised of the school’s top five scores – is reported to the PML.

    The PML specializes in conducting math contests designed to stimulate student interest and confidence in mathematics.