Editor's note: The following is courtesy of Foxborough Regional Charter School.
In keeping with the school's tradition of academic competition, the Foxborough Regional Charter School fielded its first math team at the MetroWest Chapter of the “MathCounts” Competition.
This competition is open to some of the best and brightest middle school students in the Commonwealth. These students are actively recruited by some of the top universities in the region, as evidenced by the first prize awarded at the state competition: Four full tuition scholarships to the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
The FRCS Falcons were represented by eighth graders Robbie Lyle and Akansha Deshpande and seventh graders Naman Madan and Sumit De. They competed against over 200 eager mathletes from the region. Alternate Elizabeth DeFanti, Grade 8, and her family attended to support the team that day.
The competition included an intense 40-minute Sprint Round, four, 24-minute Target Rounds, and a 20-minute Team Round. The Falcons made a splash in their first year of competition, taking home the trophy for Best New School in the chapter.
The FRCS “MathCounts” team will continue throughout the rest of the year, building on their success and already preparing for next year.
The Math Team’s coach, Lisa Carlivati, is a first-year instructor at FRCS, she teaches a range of mathematics courses, including an Extended School Year course, designed to help struggling math students close key skill gaps.