This week, 7 students from Moore MST traveled to UTTyler to compete in the East Texas chapter MathCounts competition. MathCounts is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person math contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest running MathCounts program and is open to all sixth-, seventh-, and eighth- grade students. At this year’s competition, Moore MST received several awards. The Moore team consisting of Carla Andozalo, Adrian Bueno, Natalie Gomez, and Rushil Sajjan, coached by Tamara Bowers placed 2nd overall against all teams in East Texas. The team also took home two individual awards. Rushil Sajjan placed 1st and Natalie Gomez placed 3rd against approximately 100 other competitors. The members of the team now advance to the state competition in Austin on March 30th. Way to go Mustang Mathletes!