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November 14, 2006

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From: NTID - Nov 14, 2006

Contact: Karen E. Black
(585) 475-6840

RIT/NTID Math Competition Winners Announced

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 14 – Rochester Institute of Technology has announced the winners of the university’s MATHCOUNTS® mini-math competition for middle school students with hearing loss. The event was the first time this national competition had been made available to students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

First place in the 2006 mini-math competition went to Mac Romal, an eighth grader from Rochester, N.Y.; second place to Colin Lemen, a seventh grader from Victor, N.Y.; and third place to Blaine Kaplan, an eighth grader from West Henrietta, N.Y.

The mini-math competition served as a preview of RIT’s first annual MATHCOUNTS® competition for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, scheduled for
March 24, 2007.

The mission of the MATCHOUNTS Foundation is to increase enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. Every year, teachers use problems in the annual MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, meeting National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards for grades 6-8, with more than 500,000 students. The MATHCOUNTS materials and competitions series challenge students’ math skills, develop their self confidence and reward them for their achievements.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. RIT is home to the National
Technical Institute for the Deaf, where more than 1,100 students with hearing loss from
around the world study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.

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