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by Mike Brust
MathCounts coordinator

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***image1***Ramstein and Landstuhl Middle School MathCounts teams will advance to the state level meet in Wiesbaden after a tough district competition Feb. 7.

The Kaiserslautern MathCounts Chapter Contest was held at Landstuhl Middle School and was hosted by the Landstuhl Parent Teacher Association. Fifty-two students competed from the middle schools in the district.

MathCounts is a national coaching and competition program designed to stimulate sixth- through eighth-grade students’ interest and achievement in mathematics.

Teachers and volunteers coach student mathletes beginning each fall and continuing through the year. Participating schools select four students to compete as teams and individuals in a chapter meet in February.

The top teams and individuals not on the winning team progress to the state contest March 19 in Wiesbaden. The top four individuals and the coach of the winning team in Department of Defense Dependents Schools from the state competition go to the national finals May 9 in Denver.

***image2***Winners are:
Schools: First place: Ramstein Middle School −Forrest Kamperman, Brett Martin, Clayton Poteat and Patrick O’Neal. Coach, Mark Krevalis.
Second place: Landstuhl Middle School − Anthony Quesada, Jett Wright, Wuddy Zhao and Alex Birotte. Coach, Kara Stollee-Kiefer.
Third place: Baumholder Middle School − Rebecca Lee, Tiarrah True,
David Ebbs and Caitlin McGowan. Coach, Dovie Jones.
Fourth place: Kaiserslautern Middle School − Josephine Miller, Montrell Moore, Conner Williams and Jacob Horn. Coach, Jacqueline Dostal.
*First and second places were determined by a tiebreaker.

Individuals: First place: Forrest Kamperman, Ramstein Middle School.
Second place: Anthony Quesada,  Landstuhl Middle School.
Third place: Jett Wright,  Landstuhl Middle School.
Fourth place: Clayton Poteat,  Ramstein Middle School.
*First and second places were determined by a tiebreaker.
Countdown Round: First place: Forrest Kamperman, Ramstein Middle School.
Second place: Jett Wright,  Landstuhl Middle School.
Third place: Anthony Quesada, Landstuhl Middle School.

School Notebook

RES hosts annual Asian and Antique Auction
Ramstein Elementary School Parent Teacher Association is sponsoring an Asian and Antique Furniture Auction Saturday in the school gym. RES is located at Bldg. 996 behind the Ramstein Commissary. A silent auction kicks off the event. Silent bidding will begin at 10 a.m., with a live auction at 11 a.m.

There will be 250 items auctioned and the auction will run until everything is sold. The event is open to all ID card-holders. Delivery service for a price will be provided. For safety purposes, this is an adult-only event.

Items for auction include Asian furniture, porcelain, Tiffany lamps and an assortment of decorative pieces from Hong Kong and Tibet. All payment must be made in U.S. dollars, checks or money orders. The proceeds will go to the PTA to support school activities and enrichment programs benefiting all students at the school.

KHS presents musical
Kaiserslautern High School Drama presents a musical comedy, “The Pajama Game,” in the school auditorium. Show times are 7:30 p.m. March 7 and 8; and 2:30 p.m.

March 9. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Jeanette Wild-Sievers at 0631-7300 or by e-mail at Snacks and flowers will be sold.

St. Patty parade
The Ramstein Youth Programs will host the second annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Ramstein March 15. The parade includes Irish dancers, drum line, step team and cheerleaders, followed by a carnival at the youth center. For details, call Tina Whitney at the Ramstein Youth Center at 480-6444/3157 or at

Teen Late Night
The Ramstein Library will host a Late Night at the Library for teens from 5:30 to 10 p.m. March 7. Ramstein and Vogelweh teen centers will host lock-ins for middle-schoolers from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. March 7. There will be all-night music, games and breakfast. Call the Ramstein Teen Center at 480-3099 or the Vogelweh Teen Center at 489-6155 for sign-up information.

The USAGK will host the annual Eggs-Travaganza and Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 at Kids’ Zone and Pulaski Park. Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, tattoos, an obstacle course and toddler area. Call 493-4062/4093 or 0631-3406-4062/4093 to register by March 20. E-mail for details.