On Wednesday May 15th at approximately 9am, grade 7 and 8 students all across North and South America wrote the 2013 Gauss Mathematics Contest (Eastern Hemisphere wrote the contest the next day). A growing number of keen students in Grade 6 also wrote the Grade 7 contest. The Gauss Mathematics Contest is a great opportunity to inspire students who already have a strong interest in mathematics and also help to increase confidence and ability in mathematics for other students. Although the emphasis is on participation for the sake of enrichment, rather than competition, 31 students from Our Lady of Mount Carmel took on the challenge and did quite well. The University of Waterloo, Mathematics Department awarded Certificates of Recognition to all contestants, with several students being awarded Certificates of Distinction for ranking in the top 25%!!! Way to go Mathletes!!!