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MathCounts National Competition Link


MathCOUNTS is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.  The National Society of Professional Engineers, the parent society of LES, is a Founding Sponsor for this program.


The Baton Rouge Chapter is proud to be the host site for the 2009 Louisiana Statewide Competition.  Any schools interested in competing in MathCounts can contact either Mickey Robertson or Gavin Gautreau.


2008 Competition


The Baton Rouge Regional & Statewide Competitions were held at the Transportation Training and Education Center (TTEC) on the campus of Louisiana State University. 


The top three local schools advancing to the state competition were Glasgow Middle, St. Jude the Apostle, and Catholic High Schools.  Bob Liang of Glasgow Middle was the top individual at the regional competition.


The top students, first through fourth, were David Zhang, Bob Liang, Yue Sha, and Joshua Xu, respectively.  Glasgow Middle School Coach, Ms. Joan Summerlin was the top team coach.  Zhang, Liang, and Sha attend Glasgow Midddle in Baton Rouge, Joshua Xu attends Boyet Junior High in Slidell.


The First Lady of Louisiana, Supriya Jindal, was a guest speaker at the Statewide event.  She noted her own Chemical Engineering background, and the importance of math and engineering to the future of Louisiana.   She congratulated the students and teachers on their efforts and assisted with the award presentation.  The Louisiana Engineering Society (LES) was honored to have her support for MATHCOUNTS.



2006 Competition


The Baton Rouge Regional Competition was held at the Transportation Training and Education Center (TTEC) on the campus of Louisiana State University.  Eighty "mathletes" representing 11 schools from Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes.


Glasgow Elementary School, coached by Claudia Allums, won the team competition with team members Neal Wu, Devika Balachandran, Zesham Ahmed and Luci Li.  Defending MathCOUNTS national champion Neal Wu of Glagow Middle won the individual championship. 


Baton Rouge mathletes Neal Wu and Devika Balachandran, and Coach Claudia Allums, along with Lake Castle Middle of Madisionville mathletes Daniel Cooper and Jacob Giffin, traveled to Washington D.C. to represent Louisiana in the national competition.  Neal Wu finished first overall after the written exam portion of the competition.  He finished as a semifinalist, missing a chance to defend his national championship by one question.  The Lousiana team finished 18th out of 57 teams at nationals.  Congratulations to the Louisiana team for a strong showing.


L to R: Jacob Giffin, Neal Wu, Senator David Vitter, Coach Claudia Allums,
Devika Balachandran, Daniel Cooper


Coach Claudia Allums and Semifinalist Neal Wu