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Broadview math students qualify for state competition

Ten Broadview students competed in the 2018 Northwest MATHCOUNTS regional competition held at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury on Feb. 3. The four students who will move on to the state competition are eighth graders Jessica Walia, Afrah Rafi, Vatsal Bandaru and John Caceres. The state competition will be held March 10 at the University of Hartford.

The Danbury middle schoolers competed against nine other teams from public and private middle schools in western Connecticut. Broadview and Brookfield middle schools were the only teams to qualify for the state competition.

“This is a significant accomplishment, as this was a highly competitive meet,” said Broadview principal Edie Thomas. The six other Broadview students who competed in the regionals are eighth-grade students Shayenne Tomasik, Kaylee Basurto and Lasya Priya Vadlamani; and seventh-grade students Norah Bekkali, Aleia Bischof and Sahil Dand.

“We are very proud of our students who are able to take their math skills to the next level. Competing in regional and state competitions helps students build not only their academic abilities but their confidence as well,” said Superintendent Dr. Sal Pascarella. “The teachers who stand behind our students helping them prepare for these events and spending free time attending competitions should also be recognized. It’s a team effort on many levels.”

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