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High School Math Contest

History

The first High School Math Contest was held in 1979. The Mathematics Advancement Council and the Horry County Higher Education Commission were the first sponsors. Students in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties were invited to participate. The first contest had over 100 student participants. Over the past few years, the contest has attracted over 200 students from Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Charleston, Richland, Florence, Berkeley, Dorchester, Marion, Sumter, Barnwell and Clarendon counties.

  • The contest is named in honor of Subhash Saxena, distinguished professor emeritus, who taught mathematics at Coastal Carolina University from 1973 until his retirement in 2001.
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Sponsors

1979-1980

Mathematics Advancement Council and Division of Mathematics and Computer Science
Awards: plaques and certificates

1981-2000

GTE and Horry County Higher Education Commission
Awards: medallions, plaques, certificates, scholarship to the Horry County student with the highest score

2001-2004

Verizon and Horry County Higher Education Commission
Awards: medallions, plaques, certificates, Texas Instrument calculators, scholarship to the Horry County student with the highest score

2005-2009

AVX and Horry County Higher Education Commission
Awards: medallions, plaques, certificates, scholarship to Horry County student with the highest score

2010

CCU Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Awards: monetary prizes, medallions, plaques, certificates, scholarship to Horry County student with the highest score

2011-present

Dr. Subhash Saxena
Awards: monetary prizes, medallions, plaques, certificates, scholarship to Horry County student with the highest score

Directors

  • Gene Collins (1979-1980)
  • Steve West ()1981-1986
  • Al Cannon and Don Beken (1987-1988)
  • Steve West (1989)
  • Steve West and Tom O'Loughlin (1991-1999)
  • Kevin Jenerette (1999-2005)
  • Sasha Logan and Eric Howington (2006)
  • Andrew Incognito (2007-2008)
  • Dale Quinn (2009-2014)
  • Mary Wilkerson (2015-present)
More Information

Mary Wilkerson
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Coastal Carolina University
Smith Science 207A
843-349-4074
mwilkerso@coastal.edu