East Lincoln Middle school’s Mathcounts Team recently finished first-place in the Regional Mathcounts Competition. There were 217 individual students participating, and East Lincoln Middle had five members finish in the top 20. Brett Shanklin ranked 18th, Jaxson Floberg ranked 11th, Addie Ballard ranked 8th, Bryce Rolles ranked 4th, and Lexi Smith ranked 3rd. Of the eight team members attending the Regional Competition, Rachel Wimberly, Allison Marsh, and Chris Cox also did a good job of representing East Lincoln Middle. There were 27 different schools represented at the competition. The top five ranked schools will advance to the state round. Lexi Smith, Bryce Rolles, Addie Ballard, and Jaxson Floberg will represent East Lincoln Middle in the state competition March 18 in Durham. The team is coached by Darin Blalock. Above photo, front row: Allison Blalock, Lexi Smith, Addie Ballard, Nick Quigley, Brett Shanklin, Jaxson Floberg. Back row: Claudia Sisk, Allison Marsh, Rachel Wimberly, Connor Smith, Chris Cox, Brock Sparks, Tyler McCutchan, and Bryce Rolles.