SWMS Mathcounts has successful showing at Regionals
February 22, 2013By Bryan Priddy of South Warren Middle School
South Warren Middle School took several of the team and individual awards at the MathCounts competition held February 16 at Western Kentucky University and sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers.
South Warren's team of Brandon Wilson, Nick Ownbey, Alton Taing, and Owen Seidler took 2nd place in the team competition and will advance to the state competition to be held in Lexington next month.
South Warren's Wilson took first place in the individual competition, winning a four-year tuition scholarship to WKU. His teammate, Ownbey, finished third in the individual competition and won a four-year, $500 WKU scholarship.
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. The program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories and the Department of Defense and State Department schools.