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Students Win Awards in Math Competition at Southern Miss

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Southern Miss recently hosted the annual American Mathematics Competition (AMC) on the Hattiesburg campus. Student winners and their Southern Miss hosts pictured include, from left, Dr. Joseph Kolibal, interim chairman of the Southern Miss Department of Mathematics; associate professor of mathematics Dr. Haiyan Tian, contest manager of the AMC; Stephen McClain of Sacred Heart High School, third place prize for AMC 10; Hayden Lam of Harrison Central High School, second place prize for AMC 10; Nathan Lin of Presbyterian Christian School, second place prize for AMC 12; Lanxiao Zhang of Oak Grove High School, first place prize for AMC 10; Micah Everett of West Harrison High School, first place for AMC 12; and Sarah Santucci of Jackson Preparatory, third place prize for AMC 12. (Submitted photo)

The University of Southern Mississippi hosted more than 100 students in grades 9-12 from high schools in central and south Mississippi for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) held Feb. 23 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The event included mathematics competition in which students answered a set of questions based on the state’s high school mathematics curriculum.  The goal of the event was to offer students a fun and intellectually rewarding activity through alternative learning experiences that strengthened their math skills. It was supported by the university’s Department of Mathematics and Office of the President.