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BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at 35th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Team
BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at 35th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Team

The BASIS Independent McLean (BIM) middle school math team of McLean, Va. earned first place in the 35th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition for the team category, led by BIM MATHCOUNTS coach, Tyler Sullivan. BIM students, Eleanor Kim, Pravalika Putalapattu, Sam Wang and Ethan Zhou, refer to their four-person math team as Team SWEEP, a name created by the students’ initials.  Fifteen schools competed in The Northern Virginia Chapter 2018 MATHCOUNTS Competition.  For more information on BASIS Independent McLean, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.

“We’re very excited to have our students win the MATHCOUNTS chapter championships for the second consecutive year,” said Ron Kim, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va. “Their preparation and hard work have paid off and will help prepare them for the state contest in March,” said Kim.

The Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS competition was held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. The regional competition combines the Fairfax, George Washington and Northern Virginia Chapters. The top team and top students from each chapter will compete at the Virginia State MATHCOUNTS competition in Richmond, Va. on March 17, 2018. Sixth through eighth grade students from 50 Virginia elementary and middle schools compete at the events. Students are selected to represent their schools at the competitions and compete as school teams and as individuals.

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 Independent McLean, a preschool through grade 12 private school founded in 2016, is part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools network, which is among the best in the world. The acclaimed BASIS Curriculum has cultivated excellent student outcomes every year since its founding in 1998, educating students at the highest international levels and preparing them to be participants, not spectators, in the 21st century global workforce of commerce and innovation. The network currently includes 31 schools: 24 public charter schools in Arizona, Texas, and Washington, D.C.; five independent schools in California, New York, and Virginia; and two international schools in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China. For more information, please visit BASISIndependent.com or BASISed.com.

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