Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Orefield Middle School eighth-grader earned the right to compete in the 2013 Raytheon Mathcounts National Competition in Washington, D.C.
Orefield Middle School eighth-grader Yogeshwar Velingker successfully defended his Mathcounts state championship on March 23, taking home top honors in Pennsylvania's competiton held at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. Velingker again earned the right to compete at the national level by winning the state championship versus 162 students who were high-scorers in 25 regional competitions. Now, he'll be among the 224 final students from the 50 states, U.S. territories, State Department schools and Department of Defense school to compete in the 2013 Raytheon Mathcounts National Competition, scheduled for May 10 at the Washington, D.C., Marriott. The competition will be webcast on www.mathcounts.org. In the Pennsylvania state final, …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Orefield Middle School student Yogeshwar Velingker took first place in Lehigh Valley Mathcounts regional competition. St. Joseph the Worker's Alana Dee was top female contender.
Thursday, February 14
For the third year in a row, Yogeshwar Velingker, an eighth-grade student at Orefield Middle School, took first place in the Lehigh Valley Mathcounts competition, held Sunday at Trexler Middle School in Allentown. Alana Dee, an eighth-grade student at St. Joseph the Worker School in Orefield, was the top female contender. She placed eighth overall. The 29th annual event attracted more than 200 middle-school competitors from five counties. As a sixth-grader in 2011, Yogeshwar had placed first in the Lehigh Valley competition. And as the 2012 winner of the regional contest, he went on to take first place at the state championship, winning the right to compete on the national level. Now Yogeshwar will move on to the 2013 state level …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Yogeshwar Velingker won first place in Mathcounts for the second year in a row.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For the second year in a row, Yogeshwar Velingker, a seventh grade student at Orefield Middle School, took first place in the Lehigh Valley Mathcounts regional competition. The 28th annual event, which attracted 280 middle school competitors from five counties, was held at Trexler Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 4. Velingker also placed first as a sixth grader last year, according to a prepared release frpm Mathcounts. He will be eligible to compete again in 2013 as an eighth grader. Velingker and the three other top winners will move onto state level competitions as part of the National Society of Professional Engineers' "Olympics of Math" national competition: Also for the second year, Springhouse Middle School was the top ranking team …