The following is the press release that appeared in the local papers recognizing King Academy’s High School Math Team.
ORANGEBURG - South Carolina Independent School Association Executive Director Larry Watt announced that W. Wyman King Academy of Batesburg received second place in the Division II State High School Math Meet competition held in Orangeburg recently.
Members of the winning team were: Anna Rose, Josh Pratt, Miriam Nichols, Orion Flurett, and Allie Cameron. The team sponsor was Ed Asbill.
The individual competition winners were: Kyle Swearingen of The King’s Academy in Florence, first place; Lucas Juon of First Baptist Church School, Mt. Pleasant, second place; Kathryn Matthews of St. Paul’s Academy in Hollywood, third place; and Miriam Nichols of W. Wyman King Academy, Batesburg, fourth place.
The High School Math Meet is open to students in grades 9-12. Each school may enter no more than two teams of five students each. During the competition, all students take a one-hour multiple choice written math test consisting of 50 questions. Following the test, each team member, one at a time, participates in a speed round of five questions.
“The test scores at this year’s Math Meet were exceptional,” Watt said. “The state High School Math Meet becomes more competitive each year. We congratulate the winners and we appreciate all of the students and their sponsors who participated.”
The High School Math Meet is an annual SCISA event conducted in two divisions, determined by school enrollment. Division II is comprised of schools with enrollments of 99 or fewer high school students.
A total of 155 students representing 31 teams and 18 schools participated in the event.
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of approximately 100 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.