Locust Valley Middle School mathematicians won the gold medal in the MATHCOUNTS competition at Hofstra University.  Students competed against their peers from other Long Island school districts and 20 LVMS students earned the highest level of achievement possible for the second year in a row.

Through the MATHCOUNTS program, students who excel in math are given the opportunity to explore advanced mathematical concepts beyond their normal grade level. MATHCOUNTS is a national program that inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity in middle school students, providing them with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers.

LVMS will be entered into a drawing for $500 in gift cards and the grand prize of a trip to Orlando, FL to witness the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition - 2012.

Congratulations to the following gold medalists and to all the participants:

Paige Bonavito, Arielle Cala Castalano, Joseph Madsen, Michael Madsen, Jeremy Penny, Patrick Vaughan, Parker Chafetz, Nicholas Chisari, Robert Flory, Erin Gresalfi, Patrick Halpin, Francis Harrington, Caroline Hoyt, Christine Lee, Michael Maneri, Brendan McLoughlin, Roisin O’Neill, Tyler Rovere, Luke Jackson San Antonio-Bialecki, and Brandon Schraeter.