Three students from the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) placed first in the University of South Carolina’s (USC) 31st High School Math Contest on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Juniors McAlister Bullard, child of Kelly and Dr. Robert Bullard Jr. of Darlington County; Tyler Feemster child of Tania and Thomas Feemster of York County; and Brennan Ravan, child of Mrs. Sarah and Scott Ravan of Richland County, comprised GSSM’s competing Division Three team. Ravan also placed third in the individual component of the competition.
“I’m very proud of the Math Team and I am excited to teach and interact with the students at GSSM every day,” said Dr. Kana Sriskandarajah, mathematics professor at GSSM.
The team brought home a new trophy for their win and Ravan took home a $100 cash prize, a medal and a plaque for his accomplishment.
“I had a great time meeting and learning from other math lovers and challenging myself in the competition,” said Tyler Feemster. “I learned a lot and we were very excited to bring back a trophy.”
Hosted by the Department of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina, the High School Mathematics Contest stimulates an interest in mathematics among high school students and recognizes those who exhibit exceptional talent.
Pictured above: From left to right: McAlister Bullard, Tyler Feemster and Brennan Ravan