JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Onslow County middle schoolers put their brains to the test Tuesday at the districts Math Counts competition.
The event featured four students from every middle school in Onslow County, plus students from the local Catholic school, Infant of Prague.
The nine schools competed to see which team is the best by answering numerous problem solving questions.
For one middle schooler, math has always been an interest of hers.
“I just like learning how to solve the problems and my math teacher kind of pushed me to do this, and being here right now I’m actually glad she did because it’s really fun and a good experience,” said Maddie Rodgers, an eighth grader at Swansboro Middle School.
For Zion Clark, an eighth grader at Dixon Middle School, he hopes to gain more knowledge of math through the competition.
“Probably more math experience so I have more experience with the practice and problems.”
The winners of today’s competition were Southwest Middle School for the total team award.
First place in the ciphering round went to New Bridge Middle School and first place in individual Math Counts was Justin Harness from Southwest Middle
All nine schools will also compete at the regional Math Counts competition in a few weeks in Wilmington.