Georgia Tech Hosts Annual High School Math Competition

In mid-April, Georgia Tech welcomed over 300 students who competed at the 2017 Georgia Tech High School Math Competition. Accompanied by teachers, coaches, and parents, the participants represented 36 high schools from around Georgia and nearby states. 

With the time and commitment of Georgia Tech's faculty and staff, and students, both graduate and undergrad, the School of Math (SoM) successfully upheld this annual Georgia Tech tradition, dating back to 1958. The SoM extends a big thanks to this year's organizing committee who made this event possible: Chris Jankowski, Sharon McDowell, Sudipta Kolay, George Kerchev, Shane Scott, and Annette Rohrs. Their hard work, along with that of over 30 volunteers, ensured this event was a major accomplishment. 

This year's competition conducted 4 exams, covering a wide range of material, including algebra, geometry, combinatorics, number theory, and basic calculus. Each school was allowed to send up to five teams with five students on each. The competition was fierce, and the top scores in the individual and team levels were very close.  

The winning teams were: 

First: Northview High School Team A  

Second: Chattahoochee High School Team A   

Third: Chamblee Charter High School Team A   

Fourth: GSMST Team E   

Fifth: Walton High School Team A   

This year's individual winners were: 

First: Kalen Patton, from Chattahoochee High School  

Second: Lawrence Zhou, from Trickum Middle School  

Third: Joshua Ani, from Chamblee Charter High School  

Fourth: Hari Pingali, from Lambert High School  

Fifth: Irene Zhou, from Northview High School  

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  • Volunteers and participants, 2017 High School Mathematics Competition at Georgia Tech (Photo by Felix Herrmann)

  • 2017 competitors solving problems in Clough lecture room (Photo by Felix Herrmann)