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West Jr HS student places 5th at MathCounts

WJHS 8th Grader Daniel Martinez


Pocono Mountain West Junior High School 8th grader, Daniel Martinez, was recognized as one of the top scoring students in the Lehigh Valley Chapter Regional MathCounts Tournament on Saturday, February 9. 


After the written round, Daniel was in 8th place; however in MathCounts, each of the top ten students must defend their place against other top scoring students using complex math questions, on stage using a buzzer. After defeating four other students, Daniel's final place was 5th out of approximately 200 of the best math students from the Lehigh Valley and Poconos. He was just one place away from qualifying for state finals.


Additionally, Matthew Altemose, a sixth grader from Tobyhanna Elementary Center was also in the top 45 students, scoring 42nd overall and the second highest score for Pocono Mountain SD in the competition.


CRIS & WJHS MathCounts Team


Congratulations to the West Junior High School team:

  • Daniel Martinez, 8th grade, team captain - 5th place
  • Ayden Rowe, 7th grade - 111th place
  • Collin Keller, 7th grade - 114th place
  • Ryder Bray, 7th grade - 128th place


Congratulation to Individual Competitors:

  • Elaina Espinal, 8th grade - 78th place
  • Mychaela Dunham, 8th grade 79th place
  • Caitryn Tieszen, 8th grade, 81st place
  • Alivia Klipp, 8th grade 122nd place
  • Genie Gilbride, 8th grade - 133rd place
  • Max Melendez, 7th grade, 139th place