Demon Math Classic winners announced

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Mathematics hosted the Demon Mathematics Class, a quiz-bowl style competition for high school students, March 16.  Ten teams from four high schools attended and top competitors from each team were selected by the NSU mathematics faculty as All Stars.

 

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Students competed as teams and as individuals. In the individual competition, Sansar Gupta of Bolton High School finished in first place, Dylan Tynes of C.E. Byrd finished second and Abbas Khambatti of Bolton High School finished third.  Winners of the individual competition each received a trophy, a TI-Nspire CX CAS graphing calculator and a scholarship to NSU.

 

In the team competition, first place went to C.E. Byrd High School, second place went to Bolton High school and third place went to Pitkin High School.  Each school received a plaque to keep and C.E. Byrd received the traveling trophy for the year.

 

Information on NSU’s Department of Mathematics and the Demon Math Classic can be found at mathematics.nsula.edu.

Top competitors from each team at NSU’s Demon Math Classic were named All-Stars. Onteh front row from left are Jayce Thompson, Faith Sauer and Christian Marquardt, all of Pitkin High School. On the back row are Dr. Frank Serio, head of NSU’s Math Department; Abbas Khambatti of Bolton High School, Jim Cole representing event sponsor Sabine State Bank, Thomas Rogers of Bolton High School, Dylan Tynes of C.E. Byrd, Conner Terry of C.E. Byrd and Dr. Ben Rushing, director of the Demon Math Classic. Not pictured are Sean Kerr, Hailey Allmann, and Jazmine Clark, all of Leesville Junior High School.
Individual winners of the Demon Math Classic with NSU Math faculty are, from left, Dr. Frank Serio, head of the NSU’s Math Department; Dylan Tynes of C.E. Byrd, second place; Jim Cole representing event sponsor Sabine State Bank, Sansar Gupta of Bolton High School, first place; Dr. Ben Rushing, director of Demon Math Classic, and Abbas Khambatti of Bolton High School, third place.
A team from Byrd High School won first place in the Demon Math Classic. From left are Dr. Frank Serio, head of NSU’s Math Department, Zach Carter, Dylan Tynes, Jim Cole representing event sponsor Sabine State Bank, Josh Sorrells, Anne Deupress and Dr. Ben Rushing, director of Demon Math Classic.
A team from Bolton High School placed second in NSU’s Demon Math Classic. From left are Moneisha Miller-Becnel, Dr. Frank Serio, head of NSU’s Math Department; Sansar Gupta, Jim Cole representing event sponsor Sabine State Bank, Abbas Khambatti, Ahmed Hafez and Dr. Ben Rushing, director of Demon Math Classic.
A team from Pitkin High School placed third in the Demon Math Class at Northwestern State University. From left are Dr. Frank Serio, head of the NSU’s Math Department; Alize Garza, Ryan Miller, Ashton Iber, Jim Cole representing event sponsor Sabine State Bank, Faith Sauer, Olivia Henson, Laila Salas and Dr. Ben Rushing, director of Demon Math Classic.