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Lorton Students Compete in National Competition in NYC

A team of students from South County High School in Lorton is headed to New York City on Monday, April 27 to participate as finalists in the 10th annual Moody’s Mega Math Challenge.

The Moody’s Mega Math Challenge is a national high school math modeling competition that tasks participants with solving a real-world problem. This year’s problem – “Is college worth the cost?” – is a timely hot topic for young competitors heading off to college next year.

The team from South County defeated more than 1,100 teams across the country to earn a spot in the finals. And now they’re guaranteed a portion of $125,000 in scholarship money – depending on their final rank on April 27, where they will defend their solutions live before a panel of mathematical experts.