State MATHCOUNTS Competition Held at Centennial Engineering Center

March 27, 2017

On March 18 the State MATHCOUNTS Competition was held at UNM Centennial Engineering Center. Dr. Walter Gerstle, Professor of Civil Engineering, helped to administer the competition.

The overall champions were Desert Ridge Middle School and the top 4 students that will represent New Mexico at the National competition in May were all from Desert Ridge! Team and individual results are as follows:

Team Results:

1 – Desert Ridge Middle School, Albuquerque, NM

2 – Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos, NM

3 – Jefferson Middle School, Albuquerque, NM

4 – Mountain Elementary School, Los Alamos, NM

5 – Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM

6 – Hermosa Middle School, Farmington, NM 

Individual Results:

National Team

1st – Joseph Camacho, 7th Grade, Desert Ridge Middle School

2nd – James Camacho, 7th Grade, Desert Ridge Middle School

3rd – Berkan Dokmeci, 7th Grade, Desert Ridge Middle School

4th – Melody Yeh, 7th Grade, Desert Ridge Middle School

National Team Alternate

5th – May Vo, 8th, Los Alamos Middle School

The first and second place winners were the same twins from last year; however, last year they went to Eisenhower MS. This year they transferred to Desert Ridge MS.

mathcounts winners

The 4 students that made up the winning Desert Ridge MS team were (students listed left to right):

Joseph Camacho, 7th grade

James Camacho, 7th grade

Michael Madsen, 8th grade

Berken Dokmeci, 7th Grade

Student Melody Yeh, 7th grade competed as an individual and earned 4th place overall and earned a spot on the National Team!

 In the back row of the photo are Coach Ryan Camacho, Dr. Walter Gerstle, and Coach Judy Moore.