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Eighth-grader headed to Chicago for math contest

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A Memorial Junior High School student will travel to Chicago later this month to compete in a national math competition.

Lance Lampert was one of 564 finalists selected from 44,000 applicants who vied to participate in MathCON, an event created by Concept Schools, a charter schools management company that seeks to encourage students to explore studies and fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“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.”

Thirty other Memorial students who applied received honorable mention.