Students receive high marks in statewide mathematics competition at Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University honored on April 12 talented high school mathematics students from all…

Georgia (Apr 28, 2008) — Students receive high marks in statewide mathematics competition at Kennesaw State

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Students receive high marks in statewide mathematics competition at Kennesaw State

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 28‚ 2008) −− Kennesaw State University honored on April 12 talented high school mathematics students from all over the state who received the top scores at the second annual Kennesaw State University Mathematics Competition.

The top prizes went to:

  • First Place: Miles Edwards‚ Lassiter High School (Cobb County)

  • Second Place: Billy Dorminy‚ Soli Deo Gloria Home School (Henry County)

  • Third Place: Santhosh Karnik‚ Wheeler High School (Cobb County)

More than 2‚350 students representing 112 public and private high schools from 50 counties participated in the two−round competition that started in November 2007 and ended in February. The KSU contest is one of the largest math competitions for high school students in the state. The top 8 percent of students in the first round − 228 − advanced to compete in the second round. The three students with the highest scores received cash prizes of $100‚ $50 and $25‚ respectively. The top 35 students were awarded plaques.

The KSU Mathematics Competition is administered at each participating high school‚ with contest questions mailed to the schools and students' responses sent back to KSU for scoring. The competition covers high school mathematics content through precalculus.

In the rigorous competition‚ students in the first round have 90 minutes to answer 25 multiple choice questions to be completed in 90 minutes. They are invited to compete in the second round based on their first−round score.

"The problems were very challenging‚" said Charles Koppelman‚ math lecturer at KSU and coordinator of the contest. "They required students to be highly creative problem solvers. The students who were honored at the reception are among the finest mathematics students in Georgia."

Out of a total possible score of 300‚ Edwards received a score of 260; Dorminy scored 234; and Karnik achieved a score of 226.

A complete list of honorable mentions follows‚ in alphabetical order:

  • Scott Brothers‚ Walton High School (Cobb County)

  • Samuel Brotherton‚ Rockdale Magnet High School (Rockdale County)

  • Harrison Brown‚ Centennial High School (Fulton County)

  • Sitan Chen‚ Northview High School (Fulton County)

  • Eddy Ferreira‚ Roswell High School (Fulton County)

  • David Ferretti‚ Kell High School (Cobb County)

  • Victoria Gao‚ Walton High School (Cobb County)

  • Christopher Hallacy‚ Walton High School (Cobb County)

  • Benjamin Hu‚ Northview High School (Fulton County)

  • Neal Kansara‚ Alpharetta High School (Fulton County)

  • Nicholas Keith‚ Peachtree Ridge High School (Gwinnett County)

  • Nayoon Kim‚ Rockdale Magnet High School (Rockdale County)

  • Jacob Kovac‚ Rockdale Magnet High School (Rockdale County)

  • Jonghun Kwak‚ Tallulah Falls High School (Habersham County)

  • Emilie Lancaster‚ Alpharetta High School (Fulton County)

  • Sang Lee‚ Columbus High School (Muscogee County)

  • Tomas Leon‚ Pope High School (Cobb County)

  • Andrei Markov‚ Columbus High School (Muscogee County)

  • Henry Mei‚ Walton High School (Cobb County)

  • Robert Molina‚ Houston County High School (Houston County)

  • Sun Jin Moon‚ Tallulah Falls High School (Habersham County)

  • Eric Morphis‚ Woodward Academy (Fulton County)

  • Rohan Mukhopadhyay‚ Lassiter High School (Cobb County)

  • Karthik Narayan‚ Northview High School (Fulton County)

  • Jimmy Nugent‚ Druid Hills High School (DeKalb County)

  • Steven Rouk‚ Rockdale Magnet High School (Rockdale County)

  • Heng Tong‚ Northview High School (Fulton County)

  • Cyrus Vafadari‚ Columbus High School (Muscogee County)

  • Maja Wichrowska‚ Alpharetta High School (Fulton County)

  • William Yengue‚ Covenant Christian Ministries Academy (Cobb County)

  • Cosmo Zhang‚ Northview High School (Fulton County)

  • Claus Zheng‚ Walton High School (Cobb County)

ONLINE EXTRA: Take a look at questions and solutions from the competition at


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