Beachwood Middle School’s MATHCOUNTS
team finished in fourth place at the regional competition and three eighth
graders received the highest possible award at another competition.
BMS’s fourth place MATHCOUNTS team
members include Rachelle Khrapunovich,
Swathi Srinivasan, Jason Wu, and Yuke Zheng. Joshua Bialosky, Aryeh Carmi,
Kathleen Fullerton, and Hannah Leland and attended and competed individually. MATHCOUNTS
is a national middle school mathematics program that promotes mathematics
achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee”-style contests.
Eighth graders Kathleen Fullerton,
Hannah Leland, and Jodi Shapiro received the highest award possible at the
Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ annual 7th and 8th grade math contest on March 3. Each received a medal for their
accomplishments. Seventh graders Sean Waxman-Lenz and Yuke Zheng also earned
medals for placing in the highest possible group, and seventh graders Kalina
Pateva, Jennifer Yen, and Rachel Zhang earned blue ribbons for their
The purpose of GCCTM contest is to
stimulate interest in mathematics among middle school students. Students are
challenged in an energizing and competitive setting and recognized for their
interest, perseverance, and talent in mathematics. Students work together in
teams on four events during the contest.