Memorial JHS Student a National Math Contest Finalist

Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School eighth-grader Lance Lampert is among only 564 finalists selected out of 44,000 applicants to participate in the national MathCON competition. He will travel to Chicago for the April 23 contest with the prospect of winning various prizes by solving challenging mathematics challenges.

MathCON participants were chosen based on the results they obtained on a qualification exam. Students from 41 states were in the running to attend this prestigious event, which was created by Concept Schools to encourage students to explore studies and fields related to STEM. “MathCON is our way of inspiring the future leaders in science, technology, math and engineering by engaging students at a young age, making STEM fun and demonstrating its real-world applications,” said Ayhan Caputlu of Concept Schools.

In addition to Lance’s accomplishment as a finalist, 30 Memorial Junior High School MathCON applicants received Honorable Mentions.  
“We’re incredibly proud when any of our student earns recognition for their accomplishments, and we’re so excited to have Lance Lampert represent Memorial Junior High School at MathCON,” said Principal Anthony Mignella. “The STEM field is such an important part of the future, and we actively encourage our teachers and students to find fun ways to use STEM inside and outside of the classroom. This is a great honor not only for Lance, but also for Memorial.”