AMERICUS, Ga. (April 16, 2013)—Hundreds of junior high students squared off Saturday, April 6 at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to put their math skills to the test. 

430 junior high students compete at 2nd annual GSW junior math tournament

AMERICUS, Ga. (April 16, 2013)—Hundreds of junior high students squared off Saturday, April 6 at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to put their math skills to the test.

The School of Computing and Mathematics at GSW held its 2nd annual junior mathematics tournament. Sponsored by the AT&T Foundation, the competition attracts dozens of schools each year.

In all, 430 students competed in the event. Individual winners were recognized in grades 3-8. Five students from each grade were awarded.

Winners were Melly Pollock, LK Moss Elementary (3rd grade); Donovan Shepard, Southwestern Elementary School (4th grade); Joy Charles, Sumter County Elementary School (5th grade); Wilfredo Veil, Marion County Middle School (6th grade); Dalton Ford, Tattnall Square Academy (7th grade); and Emily Mixon, Tattnall Square Academy (8th grade).

In January, GSW hosted its 39th annual high school math tournament – a qualifier for the state math tournament. Teams from 45 high schools competed in the written and ciphering problem-solving portions. Over 422 students competed in that event.

For additional information about GSW math tournaments, call (229) 931-7350.

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