The Calloway County Middle School MathCOUNTS team had three students compete at the recent virtual state tournament. Amber Wu, Aubrey Naber and Connor Pile qualified for the tournament after scoring high enough at both the chapter tournament and the chapter invitational tournament. At the conclusion of the state competition, the Laker team had a student place in the top 10 of Kentucky, as Amber Wu, pictured, finished ninth. She narrowly missed an invitation to play on Team Kentucky at the national level. Wu finished a successful MathCOUNTS season receiving a $3,000 annual scholarship to the University of Kentucky, a $1,000 annual scholarship to Western Kentucky University and a $550 scholarship from the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers. The Laker MathCOUNTS team is coached by Dan Thompson and Scott Pile.