AMERICUS (March 13, 2014)—Junior high students from all over Georgia squared off Saturday, March 8 at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to put their math skills to the test.
The School of Computing and Mathematics at GSW held its 3rd annual junior mathematics tournament. Sponsored by the AT&T Foundation, the competition attracts dozens of schools each year. In all, more than *600 students competed in the event. Individual winners were recognized in grades 3-8. Five students from each grade were awarded.
Winners were Brandon Gomez, Southwestern Elementary School (3rd grade); Haley Mins, Schley County Elementary School (4th grade); Griffin Musselwhite, Southwestern Elementary School (5th grade); Hiroki Nishida, Tattnall Square Academy (6th grade); Colleen Molton, Tattnall Square Academy (7th grade); and Carterion Whitlock, Merry Acres Middle School (8th grade).
Other local students who placed included Jamal Floyd, Sumter Co Middle School (5th place, 6th grade), Connor Cloer, Schley Co Elementary School (3rd place, 4th grade), and Deron Dowdell, Sarah Cobb Elementary School (5th place, 3rd grade).
*Over 400 students from 45 schools competed in the high school tournament in February.
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