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Monday, November 15, 2004

21st High School Mathematics Contest Winners Announced

SALISBURY, MD---Students from 22 schools in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia demonstrated their math expertise individually and in teams during the 21st annual High School Mathematics Competition at Salisbury University. “Since 1984, it has been our privilege to bring together high school students and teachers from throughout the region for this unique celebration of mathematics,” said Dr. Kurt Ludwick, who co-chairs the competition with Dr. Jennifer Bergner. Both are faculty in SU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. North Caroline High School, coached by Mike Miller, won the team competition with students Adam Burton, Philip Lee and Janice Watson. Broadwater Academy and Delmar High School tied for second. Coached by Nancy Dix, the Broadwater team included students Sarah Drummond, Bridget Long and Rachel Patterson. The Delmar team, coached by Leslie Carney, included students Scott Johnson, Roy Willey and Fredd Slabaugh. Strong competition resulted in a four-way tie for first place in the individual competition. Winners were: Charles Sun of James M. Bennett High School, John McCrone and Chris Zoller of Easton High School, and Ashley Gunter of Worcester Preparatory School. Conectiv Power Delivery, SunTrust Bank and SU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science cosponsored the event. U.S. Savings Bonds ranging from $50 to $100 and special math-related books were awarded to the top students in the individual portion of the competition, as well as to students on the three best teams. Book donors included Key College Publishing and Barnes and Noble Booksellers. Each participating student received a certificate and commemorative T-shirt. SU has hosted the competition for more than two decades. For more information call 410-543-6549 or visit the SU Mathematics and Computer Science Department Web site at faculty.salisbury.edu/~mathcosc/HSMC/welcome.htm.

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