Arbutus Middle School student Kay Htut was recognized for her computational skills in last month's countywide M & T Bank 24 Challenge held at the Crowne Plaza in Timonium.
The eighth-grader at the school on Shelbourne Road, which draws students from Catonsville and Arbutus, finished second in the Middle School Level Double Digit competition.
She was one of 15 finalists who each received a $100 U.S. savings bond at the competition, sponsored by M & T Bank.
The five grand champions in the two elementary and three middle school divisions were each awarded $700 U.S. savings bonds.
Nearly 250 students in grades 5-8 competed in the mathematics tournament.
Developed by Suntex International, Inc., the 24 game is designed to improve skills in mental computation, pattern recognition and deductive reasoning.
Each card presents four numbers that can be combined to equal 24. Students must determine what combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division of the numbers will yield 24.
The competition was in its 16th year, according to a press release from Baltimore County Public Schools.