LAPS Mathletes Excel in MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition

Barranca teacher Lana Martin said, ‘We had the most students participating, after the middle school, with nine total. Four of my Mathletes were placed in the top 16 in the district. Overall, we have won the 3rd place.’ Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

The LAPS School Board congratulates Piñon Elementary School student Leeson Weaver who won the Northern New Mexico MATHCOUNTS Chapter Meet as the highest scoring individual student on the written test.

He also came in 2nd in the Countdown Round (Jeopardy style buzzers and 45 seconds per question, in a bracketed single elimination format.) Way to go Leeson!

Piñon’s All Girl Team came in 2nd behind Los Alamos Middle School in the team competition. Kudos to Jennie Gao, Lily Shevitz, Kira Lorenc, Lizzie Massa, and Izze Thomas. The Los Alamos students plan to attend the March 19 State Meet at Albuquerque Academy.

  • 1st Place: Los Alamos Middle School;
  • 2nd Place: Pinon Elementary;
  • 3rd Place: Barranca Mesa Elementary; and
  • Mountain, Aspen, and Chamisa were also represented for 100 percent representation by eligible LAPS schools.


MATHCOUNTS is a national math competition. In New Mexico, regional competitions occur in February with the top competitors moving on to the statewide competition and then on to the national finals.