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Math whizzes compete in annual contest

April 1, 2009

Approximately 165 high school students competed in the 30th Annual Coastal Carolina University-AVX Math Contest held March 30 on the University's campus. Sixteen South Carolina schools took part in this year's event.

The high schools that competed in the 2009 contest were: A.C. Flora, Academic Magnet, Aynor, Carolina Forest, Carvers Bay, Creek Bridge, Goose Creek, Green-Sea Floyds, Hartsville, Scholars Academy, Mullins, Socastee, Wando, West Florence, Williston-Elko and Wilson.

School competition winners by category were:

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 were:

Ravi Bajaj, Wilson High School

Hardie Cate, A.C. Flora High School

Elliot Chartock, A.C. Flora High School

Denrey Christy, Scholars Academy

Katherine Moore, Goose Creek High School

Macey Owens, Carvers Bay High School

Sage Price, A.C. Flora High School

Kody Stevens, Mullins High School

Ian Taylor, A.C. Flora High School

Jasmine Willis, Creek Bridge High School

David Zhang, Academic Magnet High School

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.