Trinity-Byrnes places second in math meet
ORANGEBURG – After a delay for winter weather, the students were able to complete the math, and when the judges compared the totals, South Carolina Independent School Association Executive Director Larry Watt announced that Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School received second place in the Division I SCISA State High School Math Meet competition.
Members of the winning team were Bang Tran, Eddie Buckhouse, Bennett Joyce, Adam Cheng, and Eric Liang.
Additionally, Liang placed first in the division individual competition.
Other Division I team winners included Hammond School, Columbia, first, and Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, third.
In the individual competition, Tobi Ogunfowora, Hammond School, came in second, and Tod Yan, Wilson Hall, Sumter, tied with Sumant Rao, the Hammond School, Columbia, for third 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 outstanding,” Watt said. “The competition becomes stiffer each year. We congratulate the winners, and we appreciate all of the work the students and their sponsors did prior to the meet.”
The High School Math Meet is an annual SCISA event conducted in two divisions, determined by high school enrollment.
A total of 310 students on 62 teams representing 38 schools participated in the two-day event.
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of over 120 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Founded in 1965, the State of South Carolina incorporated SCISA as an exclusively educational organization with the responsibilities of establishing accreditation standards, coordinating academic and athletic competition and providing professional development.