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Lowndes High School wins South Georgia State College Mathematics Tournament

Members of Team A from Lowndes High School captured first place in the annual Mathematics Tournament held recently on South Georgia State College’s (SGSC) Waycross Campus.

Ninety-two students from five high schools – Brantley, Lowndes, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne – competed in the event.  Students participated in individual and team competitions.

The individual competition featured a 75-minute, 40-question multiple choice exam that covered topics in the high school curriculum – algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus.  Max Wang of Lowndes High School captured first place in the individual competition.  Tristin Skapetis (Lowndes), Ben Martin (Lowndes), Ben Davis (Pierce), and Christine Zeigler (Lowndes) rounded out the top five individual winners. 

The top two scoring teams from each school on the written exam competed in a team-oriented “ciphering round.”  The teams were given the same ten questions and three minutes to answer each one.  The number of points awarded was determined by how fast the teams could answer each question correctly. 

A combined score from the written exam and the ciphering round determined the overall team winners.

In addition to Lowndes Team A, other team winners were Lowndes Team B (second place), Ware County Team A (third place), Pierce County Team A (fourth place), and Pierce County Team B (fifth place).

Christina Ditomasso, coach for Lowndes Team A, was presented with the Dr. Barbara Losty Coach Award, which is named for the second president of the former Waycross College (1996-2006) and who is currently a member of the James M. Dye Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

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FIRST PHOTO: Team A from Lowndes High School won first place in the annual Mathematics Tournament held on South Georgia State College’s Waycross Campus.  (L-R) Christian Chaney, Tristin Skapetis, Max Wang, and Ben Martin.

SECOND PHOTO: Dr. Lisa Howell (right), professor of mathematics on SGSC’s Waycross Campus, presented the Dr. Barbara Losty Coach Award to Christina Ditomasso, coach for Lowndes Team A.

THIRD PHOTO: Team B from Lowndes High School captured second place in the annual Mathematics Tournament.  (L-R) Zach Massey, Christine Zeigler, Kirsten Hooper, and Ryan Waller.

FOURTH PHOTO: Team A from Ware County High School finished third in the annual Mathematics Tournament.  (L-R) Wynn Hall, Brandi Bolds, Mallory Helms, and Aubrey Wheeler.

FIFTH PHOTO: Team A from Pierce County High School took fourth place in the annual Mathematics Tournament.  (L-R) Mason Bodenhamer, Kirsten Dowling, Lauren Medlin, and Ben Davis.

SIXTH PHOTO: Team B from Pierce County High School finished fifth in the annual Mathematics Tournament.  (L-R) Micah Larson, Kyler Miller, Kolby Kicklighter, and Conner Johnson.

SEVENTH PHOTO: Individual winners in the annual Mathematics Tournament were (L-R) Max Wang (first place; Lowndes High School), Tristin Skapetis (second place; Lowndes High School), Ben Martin (third place; Lowndes High School), Ben Davis (fourth place; Pierce County High School), and Christine Zeigler (fifth place; Lowndes High School).