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High School Teams Calculate Way to Contest Success

October 11, 2019

The numbers told the story in this year’s Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair High School Math Contest.

The results of the competition were
First Place: Rosewood High School (Damon Merritt and Seth Wiggins);
Second Place: Wayne School of Engineering (Bryan Baily and Trey Adams);
Third Place: Charles B. Aycock High School (Raiford Turner and Noah Overton);
Fourth Place: Wayne Country Day School (Connor Bauer and Rohan Shreenath); and
Fifth Place: Wayne Early Middle College (Santos Lopez-Lucas and Jing Xin Chen).

Nine Wayne County high schools participated in the annual Math Contest at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair this year. The teams that placed are (left to right, front) Jing Xin Chen and Santos Lopez-Lucas of Wayne Early Middle College, Rohan Shreenath and Connor Bauer of Wayne Country Day School, Trey Adams and Bryan Baily of Wayne School of Engineering, (back) Noah Overton and Raiford Turner of Charles B. Aycock High School, and Damon Merrit and Seth Wiggins of Rosewood High School.

Nine teams participated, completing a test prepared by the Wayne Community College math department.

Wayne Community College conducted the contest and co-sponsored it with Wayne County Public Schools and the fair. WCC Instructors Katina Davis and Michael Dubrowsky organized it and other faculty members provided assistance. The Foundation of WCC provided the prizes. Andrew Bass coordinated the Wayne County Public Schools’ participation and Laura Buddin was WCC’s coordinator.

“Hats off to these teams who calculated very intimidating math problems in excessive heat in the Entertainment Arena,” said Buddin, WCC’s math department chair. “It was a hot and stuffy, but enjoyable, night!”

The competition was held Sept. 26.

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 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.