The annual contest is a statewide high school mathematics contest that is sponsored by the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association and has been hosted at the college for many years.
Held on Thursday, April 15, this year’s competitors were Athens City Middle School, McMinn Central High School, McMinn County High School, Meigs County High School, Tennessee Christian Preparatory School, and Walker Valley High School.
Walker Valley students won the first, second and third-place awards in the Calculus and Statistics categories. One Walker Valley student also won the first-place prize for Pre-Calculus, while another earned placed in second in the Algebra II category.
Tennessee Christian Preparatory School had a winner in Ava Chaffin, who earned the second-place prize in the Geometry category.
Local winners included:
- Algebra II —
Second place: Kameron Mehling;
- Calculus —
First place: Benjamin Burton,
Second place: Chanda Hughes and
Third place: Jake Griffey;
- Geometry —
Second place: Ava Chaffin;
- Pre-Calculus —
First place: Jacob Judd;
- Statistics —
First place: Sam Griffey,
Second place: Vince Rollins and
Third place: Lacy Faulkner.
Students from McMinn County High School and Meigs County High School also won in the various math categories.
The competitors were quizzed on topics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Statistics and Calculus.
In addition to the East Tennessee regional competition at Tennessee Wesleyan, the teachers’ association held Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee regional competitions. Scores from all three contests will be compared, and overall winners will be awarded at the regional and state levels.
“Tennessee Wesleyan strives to support our local grade schools and the accomplishments of their students,” said Dr. David Ashe, TWC associate professor of mathematics and TMTA regional chair. “We hope to be an integral part of the community and encourage scholarship. I truly enjoy organizing this event every year and I plan to continue to promote Mathematics and the TMTA contest annually.”