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30th annual Math Contest set for high school seniors

March 20, 2009

Coastal Carolina University will host the 30th Annual Math Contest for high school students, sponsored by the University and AVX, on Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Wall Auditorium. The purpose of this event is to stimulate interest in mathematics among high school students. Several South Carolina high schools, along with one North Carolina school, will compete for awards, prizes and scholarships in two levels of competition.

Coastal Carolina University offers a Coastal Scholars Award to the highest scoring Horry County senior on the Level II test.

In addition to competitions, Coastal Carolina University professor Andrew Incognito will give a presentation titled "The Mathematics of Voting." Incognito, an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at the University, earned a bachelor's, a master's and a doctorate degree from Temple University.

The following high schools will participate: A.C. Flora, Academic Magnet, Aynor, Carvers Bay, Carolina Forest, Creek Bridge, Goose Creek, Green Sea Floyds, Hartsville, John T. Hoggard (North Carolina), Mullins, Socastee, Wando, West Florence, Williston-Elko and Wilson.

For more information, contact Coastal Carolina University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics at 843-349-2004.