New Jersey Student Wins MATHCOUNTS 2021

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches students in grades 6-8 in all US states and territories with three extracurricular math programs. More than a quarter million students participate in their programs or use their resources each year.

MATHCOUNTS has a free National Math Club that gives students an opportunity to play fun math games in a non-competitive social environment. MATHCOUNTS also has a nationwide competition series. 

NJSPE is proud to announce that this year’s first-place finisher in the National MATHCOUNTS competition is New Jersey’s own Marvin Mao

Marvin is an eighth grader from Davidson Academy from our Bergen Hudson Chapter! He will receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Alexander Wang (Millburn Middle School – North Central Chapter) placed 4th in the nation.

Also, the New Jersey team made up of Marvin Mao, Alexander Wang, Andrew Lin (Timberlane Middle School – Mercer Chapter) and Evan Fan (William Annin Middle School – Mercer Chapter) are the top team in the country! The team will receive a trip to the US Space Camp Congratulations to the team and their coaches Daniel Plotnick, Stephanie Cucinella, Ying Lu, and Audrey Fan. Ms. Cucinella also served as the state team coach. 

All of the MATHCOUNTS competitions were held online for 2020-2021. They began with monthly practice competitions from October through January. The Mathletes then moved through the Chapter Competitions, the Chapter Invitational Competition and finally the State Competition. The top for Mathletes comprised the team that advanced to Nationals. There, they competed against teams from all 50 states and the US Territories.

This year’s national competition engaged 224 students representing 56 US states and territories in four rounds: Sprint, Target, Team, and Countdown.

The runner-up for the individual competition was Bohan Yao, an eighth-grader from Redmond, Washington, who will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Ten finalists will also receive $3,000 scholarships.

New Jersey MATHCOUNTS is supported by the NJSPE Education Foundation.

If you would like to donate to the NJSPE Education Foundation you may do so here!



1.MATHCOUNTS, MATHCOUNTS Foundation, 2021,
2.NSPE Update: May 2021, 

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