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Math whizzes compete in annual contest at CCU

March 31, 2003

Two hundred and twenty-six middle and high school students competed in the 24th annual CCU-Verizon Math Contest March 28 on the Coastal Carolina University campus. Twenty-two South Carolina schools and one Tennessee school took part in this year’s event.

High schools that competed in the 2003 contest were: Andrews, Aynor, Carolina Forest, Carvers Bay, Conway, Creek Bridge, Dobyns-Bennett (Tennessee), Goose Creek, Hemingway, Irmo, James Island, Lake View, Loris, Mullins, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, Summerville, Sumter, Waccamaw and Williston-Elko.

This year for the first time the contest was also opened to middle schools. Aynor Middle School and Myrtle Beach Middle School participated.

School competition winners by category were:

Middle Schools: Myrtle Beach Middle

Small Schools - Level 1: Waccamaw High School

Large Schools – Level 1: Dobyns-Bennett High School

Small Schools – Level 2: Aynor High School

Large Schools – Level 2: Summerville High School

Overall Winner: Dobyns-Bennett High School

Individual student winners were:

Nora Bennaini, Waccamaw High School

Peter Dong, Carolina Forest High School

Kenny Fladger, Mullins High School

Scott Imler, Aynor High School

Matthew Henderson, Aynor High School

Matthew Herbaugh, Aynor High School

Matt King, Summerville High School

Tyler Knowles, Waccamaw High School

Katie Lloyd, Mullins High School

Zachary Miller, Aynor High School

Peter Maginnis, Dobyns-Bennett High School

Kenny Pearson, Lake View High School

Anthony Sanderson, Myrtle Beach Middle School

Justin Shelby, Summerville High School

Kevin Smith, James Island 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.