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Washington Mathletes® compete at the 2016 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS® National Competition

WALTHAM, Mass., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, four talented math stars from Washington state will face off at the 2016 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C.

Seventh graders Alex Wei and Edward Wan along with eighth graders George Lan and Axel Li from Bellevue, will vie for the titles of National Champion and First Place Team in the nail-biting, game-show style competition, which empowers bright, hardworking middle school students to reach their full potential in mathematics.

The final 224 competitors who compete in the Washington, D.C., finale will represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and schools from the Departments of Defense and State. They overcame heart-pounding competitions involving some 100,000 students from more than 5,000 schools at local and state levels. Raytheon Company is a title sponsor of the 2016 MATHCOUNTS National Competition.

"The Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition creates an environment where students...