High school students from all over Georgia squared off Friday, Jan. 20 at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to put their math skills to the test.

Huge turnout at annual Georgia Southwestern math tournament

AMERICUS (Jan. 27, 2012)--High school students from all over Georgia squared off Friday, Jan. 20 at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to put their math skills to the test.

The School of Computing and Mathematics at GSW held its 37th annual mathematics tournament. Sponsored by the AT&T Foundation, the competition is a qualifier for the state math tournament.

Teams from 33 high schools competed in the written and ciphering problem-solving portions. In all, 310 students competed in the event. Winners were recognized in four Georgia High School Association (GHSA) divisions and two Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) divisions.

First place in the team competition was awarded to Landmark Christian School (GHSA-A), Pike County High School (GHSA-AA), Columbus High School (GHSA-AAA),  Rockdale Magnet School (GHSA-AAAA), Brandon Hall School (GISA-AA) and Tattnall Square Academy (GISA-AAA).

Locally, Marion County High School (GHSA-A) won second place and Americus-Sumter High School (Division AAAA) won third place.  

Georgia Southwestern is hosting a junior math tournament for grades 3-8 Saturday, March 3. Over 600 students are expected to participate. Additional volunteers are still needed. Call (229) 931-2100, if you would like to help.