Florence School District One Sweeps Florence-Darlington Technical College Math Competition
Florence School District One High Schools swept the Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Eleventh annual Technical Mathematics Competition Friday, February 23, 2007. District one teams took the top three spots against nine other Pee Dee’s high school math teams.
The four person team from Wilson High School won with a top score of 76 and took home the $1,500 first place prize. Last year’s Wilson math team won the 2006 competition at FDTC. South Florence High School’s math team took second place with a score of 68 and a $1,000 prize. Rounding out the top three was the squad from West Florence High School with a score of 57 and $500.
The other teams were from The Byrnes Schools, Creek Bridge High School, Florence Christian School, Hartsville High School, Lamar High School, Marion High School, Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology, Mullins High School and Trinity Collegiate School. The teams tackled real world problems devised by FDTC Math Department instructors and had 10 minutes to complete each one.
Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation sponsored the competition. FDTC competition organizer Gary Donica said the contest demonstrates the importance of Math to everyday living. “Students,” said Donica, “should learn that Mathematics skills don’t stop at the school door.”
The Math team from Wilson High School poses with their trophies and $1,500 grand prize for winning Florence-Darlington Technical College's 11th annual Technical Mathematics Competition.