Teams from 26 northwest Florida high schools competed
recently in the 23nd annual Math Bowl at Northwest Florida State
College's Niceville campus. More than 200 students participated in the
day-long competition which was sponsored by BAE Systems, a local defense
contractor, and the college. The Math Bowl featured events in solving
mathematics problems on a written test and ciphering matches in which
teams are pitted against each other in a race against time to correctly
solve various algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, plane geometry,
calculus and miscellaneous problems.
Competing schools were divided into three divisions, based on school
size. Winners by division included:
Category X: Ten schools competed - 1st place Rocky Bayou Christian
School; 2nd place McClay School, Tallahassee; 3rd place NWFSC
Collegiate High School; 4th place John Paul II Catholic High School;
5th place Blountstown High school; 6th place Bethlehem School.
Individual winners in Category X included: 1st place YuXuan Zhang of
Rocky Bayou Christian School; 2nd place was tied with So Hyun Park of
MaClay School and Wesley Olson of NWFSC Collegiate High School; 4th
place James Kim of Rocky Bayou Christian; 5th place Joseph Lepley of
John Paul II High School; 6th place Matt McDorman of Rocky Bayou
Christian, 7th place Im Su Ho Im of Rocky Bayou Christian; 8th place
Cameron Ridgewell of McClay School; 9th place Harlea Perdue of
Blounstown and 10th place Sarah Hooper of NWFSC Collegiate.
Category Y- Seven schools competed - 1st place Pensacola
Catholic; 2nd place Choctawhatchee High School, 3rd place - Marianna
High School, , 4th place West Florida High School.
Individual winners in Category Y included: 1st place
Harry Walker of Pensacola Christian; 2nd place John Stefancik of
Pensacola Catholic; 3rd place Geoffrey Hart of West Florida; 4th place
Mary Snyder of Pensacola Catholic; 5th place Ben Piburn of
Choctawhatchee High School; 6th place Allen Wang of Gulf Breeze High
School; 7th place Hieu Chau of West Florida; 8th place Kenji Dinelli of
Gulf Breeze High; 9th place Travis Bontrager of Marianna High School;
and 10th place Adriane Guettler of Chipley High School.
Category Z- Nine schools competed - 1st place Rickards High School; 2nd
place Chiles High School; 3rd place Lincoln High School; 4th place Fort
Walton Beach High School; 5th place Navarre High School.
Individual winners included in category Z included: Pratik Sachdeva of
Rickards; Eli Ross of Rickards; Christopher Kim of Rickards, William
Dunn of Chiles; Payal Patel of Rickards; Jitesh Kuntawala of Lincoln
High; Ziyan Song of Lincoln, Shawn Best of Lincoln; Wayne Zhao of Chiles
and Marshall Jiang of Chiles.