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.