Central High School (Pageland), Chesterfield County, took top honors in Division 1 schools at the recent Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by Francis Marion University, the Pee Dee Education Center, and Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, was held in Chapman Auditorium on the FMU campus on December 3, 2019. The 39th-annual event featured 354 students from 22 area schools within eight counties.
Participating schools were divided into Division I, II and III schools, based on school size or makeup. Each school’s team participated in an individual exam. The four teams with the best overall exam scores advanced to a quiz bowl-style final round. All students participated in a written competition during the morning portion of the tournament in the areas of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and individual honors were awarded for work done there.
Andrew Cagle, Mackenzie Kral, Mykira Joines, and Slade Melton competed for Central. Aidan Cagle and Hart Melton also competed in the qualifying written test.
This is the second consecutive year that Central has finished first in its division. The team is coached by Gayle Mills.