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Salisbury School Wins Mathematics Competition

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Local school wins Delmarva Power-sponsored event for second consecutive year

SALISBURY , Md. – The number crunchers were out in full force in Salisbury, Md., today! No, they were not a team of special auditors but 60 students from 20 schools in Delaware and Maryland who participated in the 26th annual Eastern Shore High School Mathematics Competition at Salisbury University. The students demonstrated their math expertise on both an individual and team basis.

For the second year in a row, Salisbury School in Salisbury, Md., and Gunston Day School in Centreville, Md., finished in first and second place respectively in the team competition, while James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Md., finished third.

Ezgi Ergun of Salisbury School took home first place honors in the individual student competition, while Jason Donoway of Delmar High School in Delmar, Del., was runner-up and Chong Zhou of James M. Bennett High School finished in third place.

Other participating schools included: Cape Henlopen , Indian River, Seaford, Sussex Central and Woodbridge in Delaware, and Colonel Richardson, Mardela, North Caroline, Pocomoke, Saints Peter and Paul, Salisbury Christian, Snow Hill, Stephen Decatur, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester Prep in Maryland.

Delmarva Power and Salisbury University’s Department of Mathematics & Computer Science cosponsored the event. “We are thrilled about our continuing partnership with Delmarva Power,” said Dr. Kurt Ludwick, Mathematics Competition Coordinator. “Their generous support allows us to provide this valuable opportunity for area high school students to showcase their mathematical talents.”

“Delmarva Power is proud to once again be part of this worthwhile educational activity,” said Matt Likovich, Delmarva Power spokesman. “This annual event serves as a useful educational tool for gauging students’ proficiency in mathematics.”

U.S. Savings Bonds and mathematics-related books were awarded to the top three students, as well as to the students on the three best teams. All students were given certificates of participation and commemorative T-shirts.

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