Indiana Mathletes compete at the 2016 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition

 

PR Newswire — May 5, 2016

WALTHAM, Mass., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — This weekend, four talented math
stars from Indiana will face off at the 2016 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National
Competition in Washington, D.C.

Eighth grader Adam Earnst of West Lafayette and eighth graders Iris Yan, Jenny
Zhao and Brian Liu from Carmel, will vie for the titles of National Champion and
First Place Team in the nail-biting, game-show style competition, which empowers
bright, hardworking middle school students to reach their full potential in
mathematics.

The final 224 competitors who compete in the Washington, D.C., finale will
represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and schools
from the Departments of Defense and State. They overcame heart-pounding
competitions involving some 100,000 students from more than 5,000 schools at
local and state levels. Raytheon Company is a title sponsor of the 2016
MATHCOUNTS National Competition.

“The Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition creates an environment where
students like Adam, Iris, Jenny and Brian who have a passion for math and for
STEM activities can excel and display that passion,” said Lou DiGioia, executive
director of MATHCOUNTS. “Our nation has a critical skills shortage in STEM
fields and our partnership with Raytheon helps us provide engaging and enriching
math programs to U.S. middle school students, expanding their future
opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

In addition to bragging rights, the winners will win substantial prizes: The
individual Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition Champion will receive the
$20,000 Donald G. Weinert College Scholarship, along with a trip to U.S. Space
Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The runner-up, as well as members of the winning
team, will also receive college scholarships.

About MATHCOUNTS Foundation
MATHCOUNTS is a nonprofit organization that strives to engage middle school
students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs,
in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school
students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must
be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. For more than 30
years, MATHCOUNTS has provided free, high-quality resources to educators and
enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students to lay a foundation for
future success. Materials and information are available at www.mathcounts.org.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a
technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and
cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years,
Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I
(TM) products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers
in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us
at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

Media Contacts
MATHCOUNTS
Amanda Naar
amanda@mathcounts.org
+1 703-299-9006

Raytheon Company
Allison Jeannotte
+1 781-522-5145
corporatepr@raytheon.com

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