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High Schools Show Math Mettle

October 04, 2017

All of the successes were doubled in this year’s Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair High School Math Contest.

The 10 participating high schools were divided into two divisions based on enrollment, resulting in two awards for each place.

The results of the nine-question, 40-minute test follow.

Division I:
First Place: Wayne Country Day School (Charlie Dees and Peter Ye);
Second Place: Wayne Early Middle High School (Brenda Sanchez and Mengni Wang);
Third Place: Rosewood High School (Caden Reiss and Cameron Smith);
Fourth Place: Wayne School of Engineering (David Cully and Colin Williams); and
Fifth Place: Wayne Christian School (Jeremy Bentley and Paton Jackson).

Division II:
First Place: Charles B. Aycock High School (Trenton Marlowe and Carson Smitherman);
Second Place: Spring Creek High School (Gabe Barfield and Spencer Jameson);|
Third Place: Eastern Wayne High School (Noah Frost and Yoseph Yan);
Fourth Place: Goldsboro High School (Shateanu Bryant and Katie Pelt); and
Fifth Place: Southern Wayne High School (Chris Daly and Cathryn Jones).

The teams and their results are (left to right) Eastern Wayne High School, Third Place, Division II; Southern Wayne High School, Fifth Place, Division II; Wayne School of Engineering, Fourth Place, Division I; Goldsboro High School, Fourth Place; Division II; Wayne Christian School, Fifth Place, Division I; Spring Creek High School, Second Place, Division II; Charles B. Aycock High School, First Place, Division II; Wayne Country Day School, First Place, Division I; Wayne Early Middle College High School, Second Place, Division I; and Rosewood High School, Third Place, Division I.

Wayne Community College conducted the contest and co-sponsored it with Wayne County Public Schools and the fair. WCC math instructors Katina Davis and Michael Dubrowsky administered and scored the test and awarded prizes consisting of ribbons and money. The monetary prizes were provided by the fair and the Foundation of Wayne Community College.

The competition was held Sept. 28 at the fair.

“We give great respect to these teams who calculated math problems in excessive heat in the Entertainment Arena,” said WCC Mathematics Instructor Katina Davis, one of the coordinators of the event. “It was a hot and stuffy but enjoyable night!”

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 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.