GSW hosts 38 schools at 43rd annual High School Mathematics Tournament

Published 12:05 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017


AMERICUS — For the 43rd consecutive year, high school students from across the state of Georgia put their math skills to the test at GSW’s School of Computing and Mathematics’ annual High School Mathematics Tournament.
Held on Feb. 17 this year, the tournament is the longest-running competition of its kind in the state and is one of the largest each year.
Teams from 38 high schools competed in written and ciphering problem-solving exams. In all, over 330 students competed in the event. Winners were recognized in six Georgia High School Association (GHSA) divisions and two Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) divisions.
First place in the team competition was awarded to Tattnall Square Academy (GHSA-A), Thomasville High School/Scholars Academy (GHSA-AA), Southeast Bulloch High School (GHSA-AAA), North Oconee High School (GHSA-AAAA), Thomas County Central High School (GHSA-AAAAA), Valdosta High School (GHSA-AAAAAA), Walton High School (GHSA-AAAAAAA), Brandon Hall School (GISA-AA), and The Heritage School (GISA-AAA).
Locally, Southland Academy (GISA-AAA) placed third.
This tournament is a qualifier for the state math tournament. Georgia Southwestern’s junior math tournament took place March on 11.
Next year, the high school tournament will be renamed in honor of Professor Emeritus Bill Kipp, Ph.D., and the late Professor Emeritus Jay Cliett, Ph.D. Both Kipp and Cliett have been instrumental to the success of this tournament during its four-decade history.
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