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CBGS-Glenns team is 3rd in math contest

On Friday, November 16, at both Rappahannock Community College campuses, three-student teams from Colonial Beach, Essex, Gloucester, Lancaster, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Rappahannock (Richmond County), and Washington and Lee (Westmoreland County) high schools, the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School at Glenns and Warsaw, and the private school of St. Margaret’s (Tappahannock) competed in the annual Team Math Contest.

The contest, organized by RCC developmental mathematics instructor Brenda Callis, consisted of seven highly-challenging questions testing several branches of mathematics—geometry, algebra, and pre-calculus. Each team worked together to solve the problems under the supervision of a proctor, and the teams had 60 minutes to complete as many questions as possible.

As it did in 2011, the New Kent High School team captured first place, with this year’s roster of Alyssa Bushhouse, Chris Rolince and Megan Turner.

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School earned both of the other prizes. Its Team Two from RCC’s Warsaw Campus (Jim Ficklin, Emmanuel Valdez and Kellen Wise) took second place, while third place went to the CBGS team from the Glenns Campus (Zach Jones, Levi Lott and Michael Venter).

Each of the winners received a commemorative t-shirt and a Walmart gift card of $50 for each of the three first-place team members, $35 for the second-place winners, and $25 for the third-place winners. Certificates of participation will be mailed to all contestants.

posted 12.05.2012

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