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Local Students Qualify for Regional Mathematics Competition

March 27, 2009

Category: Events, Mathematics

NCCTM Scholarship WinnersOn March 26, Catawba College was a qualifying site for the N.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contests in Algebra I and Geometry.

Catawba's Mathematics Department hosted the contest which drew students from Salisbury, Charlotte and the surrounding areas. There were a total of 75 students and 17 supervisors attending.

The local schools represented were North Rowan High School, Southeast Middle School, Corriher Lipe Middle School, Sacred Heart Catholic School and Graystone Day School. Local students who qualified to move on to the regional run-offs were in Algebra I: Jacob Fink and Janssen White both of Southeast Middle School; and in Geometry: Drew Welker, Gillian Gulledge, and James Parkhill, all of Graystone Day School.

Catawba College also awarded six $1,000 scholarships to the top three performing students in Algebra I and Geometry. Local students receiving scholarships included Janssen White, Jacob Fink, Gillian Gulledge, and Drew Welker.

For more information about the contest, contact the Catawba College Mathematics Department at (704) 637-4223 or e-mail Dr. Sharon Sullivan at


PhotosPHOTOS: 2009 State Math Contests