ASD wins regional MathCounts competition

NASHUA – The Academy for Science and Design won the 33nd annual Southern New Hampshire Regional Mathcounts competition on Jan. 20 in Bedford.

The team, coached by Karen Legault and Waiman Long, consists of Suhaas Katikaneni, Amol Khanna, Owen Long, Purushottham Sankarnarayan and Akshay Shinde. They competed against other regional middle school teams in the competition, which engages the best and brightest in middle school mathematics in an exciting math competition.

The students on the ASD Mathcounts team are coached by math teacher Karen Legault.

The Mathcounts Competition Series is America’s only nationwide competition program that motivates and rewards middle school students for math achievement. Mathcounts inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs. More than 100,000 students in more than 6,000 schools register annually to compete in the Mathcounts Competition Program.

In the individual competition, Katikaneni placed second, Long placed third and Swetha Donepudi placed fourth.

In the fast-paced Countdown Round, Long placed first, Katikaneni placed second and Akhil Kammila placed fourth.

The members of the top team from the Academy for Science and Design will be joined by these individual winners from ASD at the state Mathcounts on Saturday, March 5, at Plymouth State University.