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Area student 'mathletes' place at regional mathematics competition

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The RMS Math Team placed second in the MathCounts competition! From left are Carter Lewis, Colter Thomas, Hayley Alred and Katelyn Clark. Math Team Coach Wendy Edelkind is standing in back. (Contributed photo)

A team of “mathletes” from Rome Middle School claimed second place in the regional finals of the MATHCOUNTS competition, which was sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. Heritage Middle School won first place, and third place went to Dalton Middle School.

The competition was held on Friday at Georgia Power Company’s operating headquarters in Floyd County.

Other schools represented were Dade Middle School, LaFayette Middle School and St. Mary’s School.

MATHCOUNTS is a national mathematics coaching and competition program and is nationally sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. It is designed to increase enthusiasm for and advance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States.