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School of Mathematics and Sciences Hosts County Math Tournament

Etowah and River Ridge teams take top honors at Reinhardt University/Cherokee County Mathematics Tournament; individual awards presented to top six students in competition

Waleska, Ga. – The numbers added up to victory for a select group of local high school and middle school students. More than 74 students competed in the sixth annual Reinhardt University/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.

varsity top team

Top Varsity Team: Etowah High School

top junior varsity team

Top Junior Varsity Team: Woodstock Middle School

Top Varsity Teams

Students competed as teams and as individuals to earn top honors in the competition. The Etowah High School varsity team of Miranda Dominick (from right), Madeline Lazar, and David Morrison, and school sponsors Dr. Wright Vermilya and Ms. Tabatha Box, placed first in the tournament. The River Ridge High School varsity team of Matthew Wang, Rishab Kaup, Brandon Perez and Alex Rautio, and sponsor Joel Roth, took second.

Top Junior Varsity Teams

In the junior varsity team category, the Woodstock Middle School team of Michelle Belikova (from left),  sponsor Ms. Karen Egner, Sasha Stogniy,  sponsor Dr. Catherine Head, Toral Patel and Greg Carroll, placed first. The Cherokee High School team of sponsor Nicole Howard, members Bri Schultz, Lily Smith, Sarah Johnson, and sponsor Anne Martin, (team member Tommy Landman not pictured) earned second in the JV category.

Each team was presented with a trophy, which will be engraved with the team members’ names and honor, by Dr. Richard Summers, Reinhardt professor of mathematics (seen in green in the photos), and Patricia Kearns, Cherokee County director of academic standards, professional/staff development and career pathways.

Individual Honors

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.