Spillane MATHCOUNTS Team Advances to State

February 25, 2016

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Spillane Middle School students (L-R) Angela Zhong, Govind Chada, Steven Cheng and Sritha Cheemerla placed fifth in the Greater Houston MATHCOUNTS Competition to advance to the Texas State MATHCOUNTS Competition in Irving March 19.

Feb. 24, 2016—The Spillane Middle School math club placed fifth out of 30 schools in the Greater Houston MATHCOUNTS Competition, held Feb. 13 in Sugar Land, to advance to the Texas State MATHCOUNTS Competition in Irving March 19.

Team members Govind ChadaSteven ChengSritha Cheemerla and Angela Zhong placed in the top five of the Greater Houston chapter, one of the most competitive MATHCOUNTS divisions in the country, to earn the school’s second trip to the state competition.

“Spillane’s MATHCOUNTS team is unbelievable! They are dedicated and hard-working,” said Cheryl Flint, Spillane teacher and science club sponsor. “We appreciate all of their talents. Additionally, we all wish them success as they approach their next challenge.”

Several Spillane students also placed in the top 25 among approximately 300 of the top math students in Greater Houston.

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Spillane Middle School students represented the school well at the Greater Houston MATHCOUNTS Competition on Feb. 13 in Sugar Land. Pictured (front row, L-R) are Alan Moon, Archit Junnarkar, Ashay Swadi and Rahul Shanmugham; and (back row) Aayush Gupta, Angela Zhong, Govind Chada, Sritha Cheemerla and Steven Cheng.

Steven Cheng placed sixth overall, with Govind Chada 19th and Sritha Cheemerla 25th. Also representing Spillane at the competition were Angela ZhongRamya IyerAayush GuptaRahul ShanmughamAshay SwadiArchit Junnarkar and Alan Moon

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