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Math whizzes compete in annual contest at CCU

March 22, 2011

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

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. Marys 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.