Some 49 middle and high school students from 25
schools competed in the Western Regional State Mathematics Finals
today, hosted for the 17th year by UNC Asheville. This event is held
each spring to encourage students to excel in mathematics. In order
to be eligible to participate, students had to place in a regional
The Eastern and Central Regional Finals were
also held today in Rocky Mount and Greensboro. The exams were
coordinated so that all results could be pooled and statewide
In the Western Regional Competition, the
winners, in the order they finished, were:
Algebra I – Brendan Paul Fletcher, Brendan
Paul, Charlotte Home Educators Association; Tim Jiang, Watauga High
School; Dylan J. Peifer, North Buncombe Middle School; Daniel L.
Jones, Northview Middle School; Stephen Jenkins, Valley Springs
Middle School; John Harwell, Clyde A. Erwin Middle School; Glenn A.
Palmer, Brevard Middle School; Daniel Long, Jacobs Ford Middle
School; and Mack A. Herman, C.H. Tuttle Middle School.
Algebra II – Jonathan C. Temple, Charlotte
Country Day School; Brian Kim, T.C. Roberson High School; Cara
Lewis, A.C. Reynolds High School; Salem Elrahal, Harding University
High School; Austin J. Wagner, T.C. Roberson High School; Gabrielle
Schroeder, Carolina Day School; Daniel Patrick Luther, A.C. Reynolds
High School; Douglas Grey, Charlotte Country Day School; Gorthala
Sisira, Carolina Day School; and Katie Autry, Forest Hills High
Geometry -- Will Jordan, Carolina Day School;
Benjamin Birdsong, Carolina Day School; Sam B. Brown, T.C. Roberson
High School; Christopher Gauger, A.C. Reynolds High School; James
MacDonald, North Buncombe High School; Erin E. McKee, A.C. Reynolds
High School; Amanda M. English, North Buncombe High School; Lindsey
R. Fox, North Buncombe High School; Jack Ruhle, Tuscola High School;
and Matthew Krebbs, T.C. Roberson High School.