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Over 400 Georgia high school students participate at 39th annual GSW math tournament

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Americus, Ga—High school students from all over Georgia squared off Friday, Jan. 25 at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) to put their math skills to the test.

422 students from 45 high schools in Georgia competed in the 39th annual GSW Math Tournament.

The School of Computing and Mathematics at GSW held its 39th annual mathematics tournament. Sponsored by the AT&T Foundation, the competition is a qualifier for the state math tournament.

Teams from 45 high schools competed in the written and ciphering problem-solving portions. In all, over 422 students competed in the event. Winners were recognized in six Georgia High School Association (GHSA) divisions and two Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) divisions.

First place in the team competition was awarded to First Presbyterian Day School (GHSA-A), Calhoun High School (GHSA-AA), Oconee County High School (GHSA-AAA), Columbus High School (GHSA-AAAA), Creekview High School (GHSA-AAAAA),  Rockdale Magnet School (GHSA-AAAAAA), Brandon Hall School (GISA-AA) and Tattnall Square Academy (GISA-AAA).

Locally, Americus-Sumter High School (GHSA-AAAA) won second place and Schley County High School (GHSA-A) and Southland Academy (GISA-AAA) won third place.

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