More than 74 students competed in the sixth annual Cherokee County Mathematics Tournament, hosted by the mathematics students and faculty of Reinhardt University.
Nine high schools and four middle schools in the county were each represented with one or two teams of four students who competed for awards and scholarships.
Students competed as teams and as individuals to earn top honors in the competition.
The Etowah High School varsity team placed first in the tournament. The River Ridge High School varsity team took second.
In the junior varsity team category, the Woodstock Middle School team earned first in the JV category. The Cherokee High School team earned second in the JV category.
Each team was presented with a trophy, which will be engraved with the team members’ names and honor. Dr. Richard Summers, Reinhardt professor of mathematics, and Patricia Kearns, Cherokee County director of academic standards, professional/staff development and career pathways presented the trophies.
The individual competition in the tournament was strong as Etowah High School’s Miranda Dominick placed first in the varsity standings. Matthew Wang of River Ridge High School secured second. Taking third was Sam Mixon, of Woodstock High School.
River Ridge High School took the top spot in the junior varsity individual competition with Alex Mcmath who earned first place, followed by Francis Mukoma of Etowah High School who took second place, and Greg Carroll of Woodstock Middle School placed third.
These top six students were all awarded medallions, which will be engraved with their earned honor.