High School Students Win Scholarships at UT Knoxville in Math Contest

KNOXVILLE—Nearly 600 students from 58 Tennessee high schools converged on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus Thursday, October 20, to compete in the UT–Pro2Serve Math Contest.

The top ten individual contest winners received four-year, $4,000 scholarships to UT Knoxville. Winners were Aditya Gudibanda of Hume-Fogg Academy, Nashville; Kevin Sun and Brandon Zheng of Collierville High, Collierville; Daniel Zuo of White Station High School, Memphis; Garret Sullivan and Richard Ouyang of Memphis University School, Memphis; Siegfried Schlurk of Brentwood High, Brentwood; Yang Song of McCallie School, Chattanooga; Jared Schaumann of Fred J. Page High School, Franklin; and Dylan Young of University School of Nashville, Nashville.

Scholarships are funded by UT Knoxville and Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.

Winners of the first round of the individual contest included Aditya Gudibanda from Hume-Fogg Academy, Daniel Zuo from White Station High School, Dylan Young from University School of Nashville, Jiahe Gu from Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School in Nashville, and Garret Sullivan from Memphis University School.

Winners were chosen based on their scores on an essay-type exam that tested their knowledge on algebra I and II and geometry.

Honorable mentions, which include winners that would have won this year but won a previous year, include Stewart Rhee, Seungmoon Lee, and Ziyu Liu of McCallie School; Demetrious Bovopoulos of West High School in Knoxville; Frances Ding of Ravenwood High School in Brentwood; Hyeesan Chun of King’s Academy in Seymour; Lawrence Hoag and Toange Zhan of White Station High School; and Dalton Chaffee of Bearden High School in Knoxville.

The contest also featured the Math Bowl, a double-elimination team competition. University School of Nashville was the overall winner of the Math Bowl, followed by Collierville High School. First place in the small-school category went to University School of Nashville, with second place going to Fred J. Page High School.

All winners received trophies, plaques, and certificates in recognition of excellence at different stages of the competition.

The contest is presented by the College of Arts and Sciences mathematics department and UT alumnus Barry Goss and his company, Professional Project Services Inc. (Pro2Serve®), which provides technical and engineering services that support the infrastructures of government and private industry and helps ensure our nation’s security. The media sponsor is the Knoxville News Sentinel.

C O N T A C T :

Whitney Holmes (865-974-5460, wholmes7@utk.edu)

Bryan Self (865-974-2461, cself1@tennessee.edu)

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