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SAA's Ford Allen Qualifies for MathCounts State Competition

SAA's Ford Allen Qualifies for MathCounts State Competition

Posted: February 20, 2024

Four San Antonio Academy mathletes competed at the MATHCOUNTS® Bexar Chapter Competition held this past Saturday, Feb. 17, at Saint Mary's University. This regional event was a qualifier for the state competition planned for next month in Irving, Texas. 

The boys competed against private and public school students from throughout our region.

MATHCOUNTS competition

The Chapter Competition consists of a series of rounds that challenge students with math problems individually and as teams. The first round is the Sprint Round, in which students have 40 minutes to complete 30 problems. The second round is the Target Round, which consists of four pairs of questions, and students have six minutes to complete each pair. The third round is the Team Round where teams of up to four students have 20 minutes to complete 10 questions.

MATHCOUNTS competition

We are excited to announce that 7th grader Ford Allen qualified individually and will represent The Academy at the State Competition.

SAA's MATHCOUNTS team members include: Max S. (8th grade), Ford A. (7th grade), Anish M. (7th grade), and Dixon W. (6th Grade)

Thank you to 7th/8th Grade Math Teacher and MATHCOUNTS Coach, Mr. Terry Smith, for his dedication to the team.

MATHCOUNTS competition

MATHCOUNTS is a nonprofit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. For more than 30 years, MATHCOUNTS has provided free, high-quality resources to educators and enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students to lay a foundation for future success. Materials and information are available at


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