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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  121

House concurrent resolution honoring the Middlebury Union Middle School 2007 MATHCOUNTS® Vermont state championship team

Offered by:  Representatives Maier of Middlebury, Nuovo of Middlebury, Bray of New Haven, Jewett of Ripton and Stevens of Shoreham

Offered by:  Senators Ayer and Giard

Whereas, MATHCOUNTS® is a national program designed to improve the mathematical skills and spark the interest of middle school students in a critical academic subject that will affect their lives every day, and

Whereas, this academic enrichment program has been offered to students for over two decades, is now available in every state and territory in the country, and is a collaborative partnership of educators, industry sponsors, school administrators, teachers, and students, and

Whereas, MATHCOUNTS® entails a curriculum that is made available at no cost to teachers that can be used to supplement standard classroom mathematics materials, for extracurricular programs, or as the basis for participation in the state and national MATHCOUNTS® competition series, and

Whereas, there are over 500 local competitions in which students participate on a team or individually, and the challenges presented to the students are on both a written and an oral basis, and

Whereas, the winners of local competitions then proceed to a state MATHCOUNTS® competition which, for Vermont in 2007, was held at Vermont Technical College in Randolph on March 24, and

Whereas, the mathematically astute teams at the Randolph event represented the top middle school math students in the state, and

Whereas, when all the scores were tallied, the Middlebury Union Middle School team, consisting of Jarrod Ashley, Matt Burkins, William Conlon, Neil Guertin, Stuart Guertin, Max Longchamp, Stephen Peters-Collaer, Addison Tate, and Miles Zwicky, was crowned the championship team and won the right to represent Vermont at the national MATHCOUNTS® competition to be held in Fort Worth, Texas on May 10–13, and

Whereas, the Middlebury Union Middle School MATHCOUNTS® team’s success is due in part to the skillful teaching of coach Diane Guertin, and

Whereas, the team was recognized at the state board of education’s academic achievement and leadership honors ceremony held on April 10 at Champlain Union High School in Hinesburg, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2007 Middlebury Union Middle School MATHCOUNTS® Vermont state championship team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Diane Guertin at Middlebury Union Middle School.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont