The top two teams will also advance to the state MathCounts event. They are North Laurel Middle School and Corbin Middle School.
MathCounts includes two areas of individual competition. The first is a Countdown Round in which each participant goes head to head with a competitor. The winner advances to the next level. The top eight finishers in the Countdown Round were: Layne Gaynor of North Laurel Middle School, Leanne Kirkpatrick of Lincoln County Middle School, Rossi Clark of Pulaski County's Northern Middle School, Jeff Dzugan of Corbin Middle School, Shelbie Phelps of Northern Middle School, Anita Shammee of South Laurel Middle School, Cody Manning of South Laurel Middle School, Kelly Tucker of McCreary County Middle School, and Amy Lair of Monticello Independent's Middle School.
The top four students in the Countdown Round were: First Place, Layne Gaynor of North Laurel Middle School; Second Place, Shelbie Phelps of Northern Middle School; Third Place, Amy Lair of Monticello Middle School; and Cody Manning of South Laurel Middle School.
The second portion of the individual challenge in MathCounts is the written test. The top four students on the written test were: Jeff Dzugan of Corbin Middle School, Jason Bentley of North Laurel Middle School, Shelbie Phelps of Pulaski County's Northern Middle School, and Kelly Tucker of McCreary County Middle School.
Schools participating in the 2007 regional MathCounts event were: North Laurel Middle School, South Laurel Middle School, Northern Middle School in Pulaski County, Corbin Middle School, Monticello Independent Middle School, St. Camillus Academy in Corbin, and McCreary County Middle School. Seventy-Seven students participated in the event.
The following faculty and staff of Somerset Community College participated in the MathCounts contest on Saturday, Febr. 24. Scorer: Roger Angevine; Proctors: Jerry Allen, Kathy Lewis, Ray McDonnell, Loris Sherman, Arthur Dawson, and George Omwenga; Graders: Anita Walker, Deb House, Martha Deitz, Jenny Metcalf, Mary Petry, Billy Dobbs, Richard Matika, David Behrman, Gary Sherman, Gail Stringer, Shane Talbott, Zhiming Xia, Roger Osborne, Tony Armstrong, Joe Lynch, and Cecilia Ramilo; and Timekeeper: Carrie Fitzpatrick.
This was the first year that Pulaski County schools have participated in the Math Counts event. Nationwide more than 6,000 students take part in the annual Math Counts event. The Lockheed Martin Math Counts National Competition will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, on from May 10 through May 13.
Math Counts is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the CNA Foundation. National sponsors include Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Northrop Grumman, 3M, and General Motors.