High School Students Display Math Skills at Wayne County Fair

High School Students Display Math Skills at Wayne County Fair

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 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)

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,” said WCC Mathematics Department Chair Katina Davis. “It is exciting to see enthusiasm about math from the students who participate in the contest. We are already looking forward to next year’s contest.”