FLORENCE – Ginger Howell, a student in Francis Marion University’s Program for Young Scholars and the daughter of an FMU professor, won the South Carolina Independent Schools Association Division II High School Math Tournament in Orangeburg on Jan. 24.
Howell is a freshman at Trinity Collegiate School in Darlington. Her Trinity team took home top honors in the math competition, with Howell posting the highest individual score.
Howell studied mathematics this past summer during FMU’s Program for Young Scholars, a three-week residential program for academically talented youths between the ages of 12 and 16. PYS students are enrolled in a single intensive, fast-paced class that proceeds at their ability levels.
Howell is currently studying trigonometry at Trinity. In addition to excelling at math, she is also interested in astronomy and works part-time at FMU’s Dooley Planetarium.
She is the daughter of Samuel H. Howell Jr. and Barbara Mellen of Florence. Samuel Howell is an assistant professor of art and coordinator of the art history program at Francis Marion.
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