FLORENCE, S.C. – Wilson High School and Hannah-Pamplico High School both took top honors for the second consecutive year at the Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by the Pee Dee Education Center and Francis Marion University, was held in the university’s McNair Science Building auditorium.
The 28th-annual event featured 195 students from 14 area schools.
Participating schools were divided into Division I and Division II schools. Schools with A and AA athletic classifications were considered Division I, while AAA and AAAA athletic classifications were considered Division II.
All students participated in a one-hour, 16-question, written competition during the morning portion of the tournament. Bella Wang of Wilson, who shared top honors last year, recorded the highest individual result on the exam. John Tsai of Wilson was second and Ericka Weaver of Hannah-Pamplico was third. Receiving honorable mention recognition were Maggie Lin and Mira Narayan of Wilson, Benjamin Cooper and Brianne Fleming of Hannah-Pamplico, and Tiffany Avant of Johnsonville High School.
The top four individual test scores from each school were combined to create a team score. The four schools in each division with the highest team score qualified for the afternoon finals.
The finals consisted of four individuals from each qualifying school answering questions flashed onto an overhead screen. Points were awarded to the first, second, and third persons who answered correctly.
In Division I, Hannah-Pamplico won its sixth overall team title by defeating Mullins High School (second), Johnsonville (third), and Creek Bridge High School (fourth). The four individuals who represented Hannah-Pamplico in the finals were Donny Harter, Sarah Miller, Cooper, and Weaver. Carolyn Riddick is the Hannah-Pamplico math team adviser.
Among Division II schools, Wilson captured its third overall team title. South Florence High School placed second, followed by Dillon High School and Marion High School. Representing Wilson in the afternoon finals were Ray Tsai, John Tsai, Lin, and Wang. Dorothy Fleck serves as the adviser for the Wilson math team.
Past Tournament Winners
Division I Division II
2006 Hannah-Pamplico High School 2006 Wilson High School
2005 Hannah-Pamplico High School 2005 Wilson High School
2004 East Clarendon High School 2004 Dillon High School
2003 Mullins High School 2003 Dillon High School
2002 Johnsonville High School 2002 South Florence High School
2001 Latta High School 2001 Mayo High School for Math,Science,and Technology
2000 Latta High School 2000 Mayo High School for Math,Science,and Technology
1999 Johnsonville High School 1999 South Florence High School
1998 Johnsonville High School 1998 Dillon High School
1997 Johnsonville High School 1997 South Florence High School
1996 Hannah-Pamplico High School 1996 Dillon High School
1995 Johnsonville High School 1995 Hartsville High School
1994 Hannah-Pamplico High School 1994 Marion High School
1993 Hannah-Pamplico High School 1993 Marion High School
1992 Johnsonville High School 1992 Hartsville High School
1991 Mullins High School 1991 Marion High School
1990 East Clarendon High School 1990 Hartsville High School
1989 East Clarendon High School 1989 West Florence High School
1988 East Clarendon High School 1988 Marion High School
1987 Johnsonville High School 1987 Marion High School
1986 Mullins High School 1986 Marion High School
1985 East Clarendon High School 1985 Marion High School
1984 Johnsonville High School 1984 Marion High School
1983 Hannah-Pamplico High School 1983 Marion High School
1982 Johnsonville High School
1981 Johnsonville High School
1980 Johnsonville High School
1979* Johnsonville High School
1979* Wilson High School * Two tournaments were held