BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at MATHCOUNTS State Competition; Heads to Florida’s Natio | Families
The BASIS Independent McLean MATHCOUNTS team placed first in the MATHCOUNTS state championships in Richmond, Va.; its first time participating in the annual statewide MATHCOUNTS competition. BASIS Independent McLean MATHCOUNTS members include: Austin Feng (8th grade), Joshua Fu (8th grade), Pravalika Putalapattu, (7th grade) and Ethan Zhou (6th grade), and are led by Coaches Tyler Sullivan and Rikki McCullough, s BASIS Independent McLean math teacher. MATHCOUNTS state champions head to the 2017 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, Florida in May. For more information on BASIS Independent McLean, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.
In the individual MATHCOUNTS competitions, BASIS Independent McLean students Putalapattu and Zhou placed first and second, respectively, which places them on the four-person Virginia state team. Both were awarded a Disney Hopper Pass award and will be flown, with a parent, to the 2017 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, Florida in May. As coach of the winning MATHCOUNTS team, McCullough will also be flown to Orlando to coach the Virginia state team.
“As first-time competitors, we were thrilled to see our school win our regional MATHCOUNTS championship, but to see them succeed at the state level and have the opportunity to compete nationally is truly an outstanding achievement, and we’re so proud of our student-teacher team that made this possible,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va.
About MATHCOUNTS: MATHCOUNTS was founded in 1983 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and CNA Foundation. MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school math enrichment program offering competition and club activities designed to foster appreciation of math among U.S. students so as to prepare students for future career opportunities and success. More than 6 million students across the U.S. have participated in MATHCOUNTS programs. For more information, go to www.mathcounts.org.
ABOUT BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA:
BASIS was founded in 1998 by Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economists and academics, who developed a formula for success for every child by offering a rigorous, globally competitive liberal arts and science curriculum taught by passionate subject-expert teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson, Ariz. has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, network of schools with three independent, private schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., Silicon Valley and Fremont in Calif., and now in McLean, Va., with an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 16 public charter schools across the United States. Today, BASIS.ed students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation. BASIS Independent McLean is located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. Visit them at http://mclean.basisindependent.com, Facebook, Twitter@BASISInd or YouTube channel, BASIS.ed.