Fleetwood Places Second in Math Competition

Posted on January 9, 2014 by

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Students from Fleetwood Area High School went to the Berks County Interscholastic Mathematics Championship competition held on 4 November 2013 at Reading Area Community College (RACC).

Fleetwood sent three seniors to the competition, Peter Sitarik, Elaine Huang, and Clay Weidemoyer. They placed second in the tournament.

Many top schools from Berks County were there competing. There were eighteen schools at the competition.  Each individual gets scored based on how many questions he or she answers correctly, and the score is added up for the team score.  Schools–other schools, at least–practice and train for this competition.

“It’s a big deal.  We really take it seriously,” senior Clay Weidemoyer said.  “It was a good achievement because we didn’t really practice or study for it; we just kind of went and did the competition.”

The trophy is going to be displayed in a case for the whole school to see. It is one of many trophies the school has earned over the years.

“It’s great to bring it back to the school and show that we accomplished something. It’s obviously not first, but it’s a step in the right direction,” Weidemoyer said.

A step in the right direction it is.  For a school that did not study at all for these tests, it is a pretty impressive accomplishment.

Placing well in this competition might encourage more kids to join team and try to place like these three seniors did.

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