TWC hosts regional high school math competition

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Tennessee Wesleyan College recently hosted six local high schools for this year's East Tennessee Regional Math Contest.

Tennessee Wesleyan College recently hosted six local high schools for this year's East Tennessee Regional Math Contest. The annual contest is a statewide high school mathematics contest that is sponsored by the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association (TMTA) and has been hosted at TWC for many years. Held on Thursday, April 15, this year’s competitors were Athens City Middle School, McMinn Central High School, McMinn County High School, Meigs County High School, Tennessee Christian Preparatory School, and Walker Valley High School.

The competitors competed in six mathematic topics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Statistics, and Calculus. In addition to TWC’s East Tennessee regional, TMTA held a Middle Tennessee and a West Tennessee Regional. Scores from all three contests will be compared and overall winners will be awarded at the regional and state level.

“Tennessee Wesleyan strives to support our local grade schools and the accomplishments of their students,” said Dr. David Ashe, TWC associate professor of mathematics and TMTA regional chair. “We hope to be an integral part of the community and encourage scholarship. I truly enjoy organizing this event every year and I plan to continue to promote Mathematics and the TMTA contest annually.”

This year's East Tennessee Regional Math Contest outstanding performers were:

Algebra 1

1st Place

Kaitlyn Winder

Athens City Middle School

2nd Place

Jackson Goins

Athens City Middle School

2nd Place

Thomas, Koper

Meigs County High School

 

Geometry

1st Place

Janice Walden

Meigs County High School

2nd Place

Ava Chaffin

Tennessee Christian Academy

3rd Place

Rachel Stallings

Meigs County High School

 

Algebra 2

1st Place

Justin Nile

McMinn County High School

2nd Place

Khameron Mehling

Walker Valley High School

3rd Place

Jake Murphy

McMinn County High School

 

Statistics

1st Place

Sam Griffey

Walker Valley High School

2nd Place

Vince Rollins

Walker Valley High School

3rd Place

Lacy Faulkner

Walker Valley High School

 

Pre-Calculus

1st Place

Jacob Judd

Walker Valley High School

2nd Place

Adam Bryant

McMinn County High School

3rd Place

Anna Lowery

Meigs County High School

 

Calculus

1st Place

Benjamin Burton

Walker Valley High School

2nd Place

Chanda Hughes

Walker Valley High School

3rd Place

Jake Griffey

Walker Valley High School