UT Presents Statewide High School Contest Winners with Scholarships

Ten Tennessee high school students received $6,000 annual scholarships to UT in this year’s UT-Pro2Serve Math Contest, held October 27.

The scholarship winners were:

• Jackson Moody, Memphis University School, Memphis
• Simon Li, McCallie School, Chattanooga
• Joon-Sung Park, Brentwood High School, Brentwood
• Haoming Ning, Pope John Paul II HS, Hendersonville
• Tolson Bell, Webb School of Knoxville, Knoxville
• Elliot Fang, Farragut High School, Knoxville
• Akaash Padmanabha, Collierville High School, Collierville
• Allen Liu, McCallie School, Chattanooga
• Albert Zheng, McCallie School, Chattanooga
• Brendan Ni, Central Magnet School, Murfreesboro

Scholarships are funded by UT and can go toward studies in any major.

The honorable mention winners (those who are already recipients of other scholarships) were:

• Jiacheng Wen, McCallie School, Chattanooga
• Ohm J. Patel, Memphis University School, Memphis
• Chang Yu, Memphis University School, Memphis
• Remilia Li, Pope John Paul II High School, Hendersonville

The contest had two parts. All 515 participants took a multiple-choice test on algebra and geometry called the Fundamental Exams of Remarkable Mathematical Ability and Talent (FERMAT I). Students with the top fifty scores on the FERMAT I moved on to the FERMAT II, which included eight essay questions requiring creative and original thinking.

The five top-scoring students in the FERMAT I competition were:

• Allen Liu, McCallie School, Chattanooga
• Andrew Wu, White Station High School, Memphis
• Simon Li, McCallie School, Chattanooga
• Joon-Sung Park, Brentwood High School, Brentwood
• Jackson Moody, Memphis University School, Memphis

The second part of the contest included two team competitions, the Math Bowl and the Scavenger Hunt. The Math Bowl is a double-elimination team competition tournament in which teams must work quickly to solve computational math questions.

The winners of the Math Bowl were:

• Champions: Memphis University School, Team A, Memphis
• Finalists: Collierville High School, Team A, Collierville

The Scavenger Hunt winners were:
• First place: J. Frank White Academy, Harrogate
• Second place: Redeemer Classical Academy, Murfreesboro
• Third place: Signal Mountain Middle-High School, Signal Mountain

The contest was presented by UT’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Chancellor’s Office, the Department of Mathematics, and UT alumnus Barry Goss and his company, Professional Project Services Inc. (Pro2Serve).

Pro2Serve provides technical and engineering services that support the infrastructures of government and private industry and help ensure national security. Pro2Serve has sponsored the contest for the past fifteen years.


April Conner (865-974-2461, tmc@math.utk.edu)