Middletown Area Middle School earned a fifth-place trophy at the annual MathCounts regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Penn State Harrisburg.
Eighth-grade students Morgan Kennedy and Jared Knaub and sixth-grade students Dane Ebersole and Chloe Erb were members of the team, which competed against 16 other schools.
Middletown sent eight students and an alternate to the competition, which drew about 130 students. All eight competed as individuals, while four also competed as a team.
Originally, 15 MAMS students were chosen to participate in MathCounts, staying after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays to practice solving complex math problems. In December, the students took a test to see who would represent the school in the competition.