Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
Ashhab Thakur of Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School reacts after getting a question correct during in the MATHCOUNTS Competition held at Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday. MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide math enrichment, coaching and competition program. Students from 18 Charlotte, Collier and Lee County middle schools participated in the event. The competition included written and oral rounds, as well as individual and team components.