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High School Students Display Math Skills at Wayne County Fair

October 03, 2023

The Wayne Community College Mathematics Department, along with local high schools and the Wayne County Fair, sponsored the annual Wayne County Fair High School Math Competition on Friday, Sept. 30.

Teams of two students from seven Wayne County high schools took part in the competition, which was held in game-show format.

The contest consisted of two rounds of ten questions about algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, and trigonometry. The first round focused on math trivia and mental math, and the second round focused on mathematical calculations.

The competition resulted in the following placements:

Division I:
First Place: Spring Creek High School (Roger Goodspeed and Katelynn Harrison)
Second Place: Southern Wayne High School (Jake Coates and Isbel Rosado de la Rosa)
Third Place: Goldsboro High School (Youdelie Bastien and James Wooten)

Division II:
First Place: Wayne Early Middle College High School (Johan Rodrigues Urquia and Jay Hernandez Jaime)
Second Place: Wayne School of Engineering (Hunter Thornton and Daniel Zou)
Third Place: Wayne School of Technical Arts (Paul Juarez and James (Harold) Benton)
Fourth Place: Wayne Christian High School (Abigail Tober and Ada Grady)

Local students competed in the Wayne County Fair High School Math Competition, sponsored in part by WCC’s Mathematics Department.

The Wayne County Fair and the Foundation of WCC provided prizes to the winning teams. The Foundation of WCC will also provide first, second, and third place winners with scholarships for their first semester at WCC after their high school graduation.

“The WCC Mathematics Department looks forward to partnering with the local high schools in the county each year. It is exciting to see enthusiasm about math from the students who participate in the contest,” said WCC Mathematics Department Chair Katina Davis. “We are already looking forward to next year’s contest.”

About Wayne Community College
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves around 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 240 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.