2011-04-08 / Education

Math whizzes compete in annual contest at CCU

Contributed by Coastal Carolina University

Students from 20 South Carolina high schools competed in the 32nd annual Coastal Carolina University Math Contest held recently on the University’s campus. Approximately 182 students took part in this year’s event.

The high schools that competed in the 2011 contest were A.C. Flora, Academic Magnet, Aynor, Carvers Bay, Creek Bridge, Conway, Dutch Fork, Goose Creek, Green Sea Floyds, Hammond, Hartsville, Pinewood Prep, Scholars Academy, Spring Valley, St. Mary, Waccamaw, Wando, West Florence, Williston– Elko, and Wilson.

School competition winners by category included Competition 1—Level I: Creek Bridge High School; Competition 1– Level II: Academic Magnet High School; Competition 2– Level I: A. C. Flora High School; Competition 2– Level II: A. C. Flora High School; Overall Winner: A.C. Flora High School.

Individual student winners included Abhinav Gianey, Spring Valley High School; Tianjing Guo, Hammond High School; Alexander Gustafson, Creek Bridge High School; Roshan Mathi, West Florence High School; Simran Mathews, A. C. Flora High School; Rachel Polcyn, Academic Magnet High School; Coryelle Pondy, A.C. Flora High School; Sage Price, A. C. Flora High School; David Stoner, St. Mary’s High School; David Zhang, Academic Magnet High School; and William Zhang, Academic Magnet High School.

Students in the competition were given written examinations. Level I questions were taken from algebra I, algebra II, and geometry; Level II questions were taken from algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, and trigonometry. Winners received $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place in each category.

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