Students from and middle schools and are among the 282 students from 28 middle schools from five counties competing in the 28th annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS this morning.
The event will be held at Trexler Middle School, 851 N. 15th Street, Allentown, beginning with a written test from 9:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. in the gym.
The top 10 scoring students will face off in the Countdown Round, a "Jeopardy" style oral competition, at 1 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Organized by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers for students in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Luzerne and Monroe counties, the Feb. 4 event is one of 23 Pennsylvania competitions.
Regional winners advance to the state competition on March 23 and 24 held in Harrisburg.
A National MATHCOUNTS Competition will take place May 5 through 8 this year in Washington, D.C. with Raytheon Corporation as the title sponsor.
Prizes at the Lehigh Valley competition include scholarships for math and/or science courses at Cedar Crest College, Moravian College, Lafayette College, Lehigh Carbon Community College and Northampton County Community College.