Fort Couch student finishes 9th in statewide math contest
A Fort Couch Middle School student finished ninth in the 2016 Pennsylvania MATHCOUNTS Competition on March 19, 2016, in Harrisburg. Eighth grader Braden Yates reached the statewide competition after placing second in the Allegheny County competition in February.
This marked Braden’s second consecutive year competing at the state level.
According to the competition website, MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. The Pennsylvania competition is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.