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.