CHC Math Students Shine at CNU Competition

Now in its 18th year, Christopher Newport’s annual Regional High School Mathematics Contest brought some of the brightest students in Virginia to the University to compete for bragging rights and prizes.

The competition included individual and team rounds, and math faculty and students participate as proctors and graders. Participants had a chance to visit campus and experience a college math department in action. The CNU Math Department believed “It’s just one way we celebrate and share our knowledge and help educate the next generation in the value and beauty of mathematics.”

Mrs. Carol Kerbin shared, “On Saturday, February 3rd, Jim and I had the pleasure of sponsoring James Tyler and Nicole Rychagov for the 18th Annual CNU Regional High School Mathematics Contest. It was great fun! Both James and Nicole are wonderful representatives for CHC. The probems were hard, as usual, and intriguing. Nicole and James were a point apart on the individual portion of the contest. Kudos to Nicole, our high scorer!”

“This year they added Mathematical Jeopardy to the morning’s activities with topics like “Sports by the Numbers”,  “Math Through the Centuries”,  and “Those Old Greeks.” Not strictly math, but lots of fun!

Mrs. Carol Kerbin added, “We usually have about a dozen students for this contest, but due to CNU’s new date this year, illness, and a robotics contest, our numbers were reduced.

Many thanks to Tyler Faubert and Robert Woodhouse who got us there and back.  Thanks also to Trish Zimmerman, Paul Horgan, and Chris Garran for supporting this event each year. Finally, thanks to the math faculty for daily support!