The following information is from the governor's office:
Gov. Deval Patrick today congratulated the Massachusetts MATHCOUNTS team which was recently named 2012 national champions, including Alec Sun of Lexington, Niket Gowravaram of Acton, Matt Lipman of Lexington (who attends the of Weston) and James Lin of Winchester.
“I congratulate these students on their success and thank them for representing the Commonwealth on a national level,” said Patrick. “Massachusetts leads the nation in mathematics and we will continue our high level of investment in education to reach our full potential as a Commonwealth.”
“Congratulations to the MATHCOUNTS team for this achievement, adding to the Commonwealth’s national recognition as a leader in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” said Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, chair of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. “By promoting STEM education at an early age, we can further excite students to prepare for careers in STEM related fields and compete in our 21st century innovation economy.
MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement throughout the United States. The program was established 29 years ago to inspire excellence, confidence, and curiosity in middle school students; provide them with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers; and ensure the nation’s global competitiveness. Raytheon is one of the primary national sponsors of MATHCOUNTS, and the company has provided significant financial support over the course of multiple years.
Editor's Note: The last month.