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Overall Results (28th)

28th Annual USC High School Math Contest

 Results

 1 February, 2014

Individual Results

 

Written Exam

1st place — David Stoner. David is a junior at South Aiken High School. He won a four year USC scholarship in the amount of \$8,000 per year, a \$400 cash prize, and a plaque.

 

2nd place — Richard Chen. Richard is a junior at Spring Valley High School. He won a four year USC scholarship in the amount of \$4,000 per year, \$200 cash prize, and a plaque.

 

3rd place — Kevin Zhao. Kevin is a junior at Spring Valley High School.

Ziming Wang. Zimingis a senior at Porter-Gaud High School.

Both students receive a four year USC scholarship in the amount of \$2,000 per year, a \$100 cash prize, and a plaque.
NOTE: Two third place awards were issued as a result of a clerical error. 

 

4th place — Gregory Rasolov. Gregory, a senior at Spring valley High School, won a \$50 cash prize.

 

5th place — Jiayang Zhao. Jiayang, a senior at Christ Church Episcopal School, won a \$50 cash prize.

 

6th place — Esme Bajo. Esme is a junior at A. C. Flora High School. She won a \$50 cash prize. 

 

Each of the Top 16 scorers on our written exam, listed below, received a medal.  We would like to congratulate these students as well as all of the students who have worked so hard and performed so well on our written exam.

 


 

Top 16 Scores on Written Exam

 

Student

Score

Grade

School

1

David Stoner

150

11

S. Aiken HS

2

Richard Chen

140

11

Spring Valley

3

Kevin Zhao

137

11

Spring Valley

3

Ziming Wang

135

12

Porter-Gaud

4

Gregory Rasolov

133

12

Spring Valley

5

Jiayang Zhao

127

12

Christ Church Episcopal

6

Esme Bajo

117

11

A.C. Flora

7

Annie Hu

113

12

Lexington HS

8

Jenning Chen

113

9

Spring Valley HS

9

Albert Wang

111

10

Dutch Fork HS

10

Edwin Rachwal

110

12

Dutch Fork HS

11

Yi Yao Jin

110

11

Bishop England HS

12

Robert Melville

109

11

Daniel HS

13

Lina Tian

108

11

Southside Christian

14

Amil Merchant

108

11

Southside HS

15

Ruo Zhang

106

12

Christ Church Episcopal

16

Michael Ott

103

10

Christ Church Episcopal

 


Tournament

The top 16 scorers on the written exam participated in the Mathematics Tournament. The winner was Gregory Rasolov, a senior at Spring Valley High School. The runner-up was Richard Chen, a junior at Spring valley High School. Both received plaques. Congratulations!

 

Round 0 (aka Play-In)

Michael Ott vs. Kevin Zhao

 

Round 1 (aka Sweet 16, or Octa Finals)

 

AmilMerchant vs. Gregory Rassolov
Esme Bajo
 vs. Kevin Zhao

Ruo Zhang vs. David Stoner
Annie Hu vs. Albert Wang

Ziming Wang vs. Kevin Zhao

Edwin Rachwal  vs. Jiayang Zhao

Jenning Chen vs. Yi Yao Jin
Lina Tian vs. Richard Chen

 

Round 2 (aka Elite 8, or Quarter Finals)

Gregory Rassolov vs. Esme Bajo
David Stoner vs. Annie Hu
Kevin Zhao vs. Edwin Rachwal
Yi Yao Jin vs. Richard Chen

 

Round 3 (aka Final Four, or Semi Finals)

Gregory Rassolov vs. Annie Hu
Kevin Zhao vs. Richard Chen

 

Round 4 (aka Finals)

Gregory Rassolov vs. Richard Chen

 

Champion

Gregory Rassolov


Team Results

Schools are divided into two divisions based on the number of students, the number of teachers, the scope of the math program, etc. For each team, we average the top 3 written exam scores. This score is added to the score from the ciphering portion of our contest to give the team score. Trophies are awarded to the schools with the top team scores from each division. Congratulations to the following schools.

 

High School

Teacher

Students

First Place

Spring Valley High School  

Matthew Owens & Denise Stiffler

Gregory Rasolov, Richard Chen, Jenning Chen, Jeddiah Gist, Guillermo Pineda, Mohammad Arammash, Albert Huang, Surabhi Poola, Vinita Cheeparupalli, Arif Siddiqi, Anrith Deecorda, Jayanath Vemula

Second Place

Lexington High School

Trudy Scurry & Sarah Johnson

 Annie Hu, Kevin Zhao, Ronald Herrygers, Dhruw Maisurin, Andy Hu

Third Place

Dutch Fork High School

Erin Rivers

Edwin Rachwal, Nathan Pavlovsky, Freya Bennett, Max Land, Eric Chen, Albert Wang, Aaron Vincent, Audrey Wang, Nina Daneshvar

 

 

 

High School

Teacher

Students

First Place

Porter-Gaud High School

Jessica Schenkel & Tina Fox

 Ziming Wang, Katherine Fair, Tyler Billings

Second Place

Christ Church Episcopal

Charles McGee & Chris Fortis

Jiayang Zhao, Ruo Zhang, Michael Ott, Chengming Zhang, Steven Zhou

Third Place

Hammond School

Marcus Neal

Hollin He, Carol Yu, Millie Chen, Chelsea Chen, Elaine Lin, Sherry Shu, David Liu, Edison Zhu, Mark Cai, Ariel Fang, Sarah Ye, Mark Liu