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Middle School MATHCOUNTS 2024

Middle school mathletes from across the county came together Tuesday, February 6 for an exciting and challenging math competition.  

Nine teams from OCS middle Schools gathered at Jacksonville Commons Middle School to put their math skills to the test at the annual MATHCOUNTS competition. Teams included Dixon Middle, Hunters Creek Middle, Jacksonville Commons Middle, New Bridge Middle, Northwoods Park Middle, Onslow Virtual School, Southwest Middle, Swansboro Middle, and Trexler Middle.  

A student competes in MATHCOUNTS

Onslow County Schools is dedicated to improving math instruction across all grade levels, and programs like MATHCOUNTS, a national coaching and competition program designed to stimulate students’ interest in mathematics, help the district increase achievement. Teachers and volunteers coach student “mathletes” beginning each fall, continuing throughout the school year. Participating schools can select four students (and up to two alternates) to compete as a team and as an individual. Students first compete regionally, and winners progress to state contests. The top four scorers and top coach at the state competition go on to represent North Carolina at the national finals.   

A student competes in MATHCOUNTS

At this regional competition, students participated in four rounds of challenges, both as teams and individually. Rounds included the “sprint round,” the “target round,” the “team round,” and a fast-paced challenge called the “ciphering round.”   

Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to the following winners:   

Ciphering Round Winners:  

  • 1st Place: New Bridge Middle 

NBMS Ciphering Round Award

  • 2nd Place: Northwoods Park Middle 

NWPMS Ciphering Round Award

  • 3rd Place: Trexler Middle 

Trexler Ciphering Round Award

Individual Overall Winners:  

  • 1st Place: Maddox Shultz, New Bridge Middle 

Maddox Shultz

  • 2nd Place: Jason Sturz, Trexler Middle 

Jason Sturz

  • 3rd Place: Henry Arnold, Dixon Middle 

Henry Arnold

Team Overall Winners:  

  • 1st Place: New Bridge Middle 

New Bridge Middle School MATHCOUNTS Team

  • 2nd Place: Swansboro Middle 

Swansboro Middle School MATHCOUNTS Team

  • 3rd Place: Dixon Middle 

Dixon Middle School MATHCOUNTS Team