I was fortunate to attend the state MATHCOUNTS competition in Austin this weekend. After a speech by Governor Rick Perry, they began the countdown round to select the 4 members of the Texas team that would compete at MATHCOUNT nationals. This is particularly significant since Texas has won 4 of the last 5 national competitions and from what I saw has a good chance of winning again!
Our own Victor Zhou amazed the audience by winning 5 of the countdown rounds in a row! This was quite a feat requiring him to frequently answer complex questions well before the announcer or anyone in the audience could read them. Victor is a frequent Metroplex Math Circle attendee and student of Dr. Andreescu’s.
Robert Tung, also representing Rice Middle School, and another Metroplex Math Circle student made the national team through a combination of his performance on the written test and the countdown round. He will join the team coached by the famous Jeff Boyd as they go Orlando to represent us all at nationals.
Please feel free to use the comments section below if you would like to add your contratulations to Victor and Robert!