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DoDEA Students Participate in the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition

For Immediate Release — May 17, 2013 |
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Students Participating in MathCounts

ALEXANDRIA, VA — May 17, 2013 — Four Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students participated in the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C., on May 9-12.

Christopher Egerstrom from Spangdahlem Middle School in Germany; Caleb Bavlnka from SHAPE Middle/High School in Belgium; Jonas Knudsen from Osan Middle School; and Andrew Constable from Vicenza Middle School were chosen to represent DoDEA as a team.

Gale Cannon from SHAPE Middle/High School coached the DoDEA team.

The national competition brought together 220 of the brightest mathletes from 50 U.S. states, U.S. territories and State Department Schools.

MATHCOUNTS provides fun and challenging math programs for US middle school students to increase their academic and professional opportunities. With the generous support of all MATHCOUNTS sponsors and volunteers, and leadership of the National Society of Professional Engineers at the local and state levels, MATHCOUNTS is providing today’s students with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.

DoDEA consists of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools located overseas, and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools located in the U.S. and its territories and possessions. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Education Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.

To learn more about Raytheon MATHCOUNTS visit

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