Trinity-Byrnes students take top math honors
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School took top honors at the recent Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by Francis Marion University, the Pee Dee Education Center, and Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, was held in Chapman Auditorium on the FMU campus. The 39th-annual event featured 354 students from 22 area schools within eight counties.
Participating schools were divided into Division I, II and III schools, based on school size or makeup. Each school’s team participated in an individual exam. The four teams with the best overall exam scores advanced to a quiz bowl-style final round. All students participated in a written competition during the morning portion of the tournament in the areas of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and individual honors were awarded for work done there.
Those receiving honorable mentions in the written competition were Yingjie Cheng and Qiyn Dai of Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School; David Lu of West Florence High School; and Etash Kumar Guha, Jarrett Russell, Tyler Jackson and Zachary Zhao of Wilson High School. In Division I, Mullins High School defeated Central High School, runner-up, and in Division II, Scholars Academy defeated Wilson High School, runner-up.