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High school math whizzes compete in annual meet at CCU

April 13, 2005

Some 167 high school students competed in the 26th annual CCU-AVX Math Contest recently on the Coastal Carolina University campus. Fourteen South Carolina schools, one North Carolina school and one Tennessee school took part in this year's event.

High schools that competed in the 2005 contest were: A.C. Flora, Aynor, Carolina Forest, Carvers Bay, Conway, Creek Bridge, Dobyns-Bennett (Tenn.), John T. Hoggard (N.C.), Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, Spring Valley, Summerville, Wando and Williston-Elko.

School competition winners by category were:

Small schools - Level 1: Williston-Elko

Large schools - Level 1: A.C. Flora

Small schools - Level 2: Williston-Elko

Large schools - Level 2: Summerville

Overall winner: A.C. Flora

Individual student winners were:

Doc Bernstel, Williston-Elko, First place, small schools, level 1

Beth Anna Graham, Aynor, Second place, small schools, level 1

Kimberly Ussery, Williston-Elko, Third place, small schools, level 1

Douglas Woolridge, Williston-Elko, First place, small schools, level 2

Angela Palmer, Williston-Elko, Second place, small schools, level 2

Charlie Richards, Carvers Bay, Third place, small schools, level 2

Kaileen Yeh, A.C. Flora, First place, large schools, level 1

Ian Taylor, A.C. Flora Second place, large schools, level 1 Ella Soltz A.C. Flora, Third place, large schools, level 1

Joseph Laurendi, Summerville, First place, large schools, level 2

Asif Khan, Spring Valley, Second place, large schools, level 2

Joey Montoya, Summerville, Third place, large schools, level 2

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. Individual winners received $100 gift cards for first place, $75 gift cards for second place and $50 gift cards for third place in each category. All competing students and their sponsors received specially-designed T-shirts.