22 students competing in WCU math contest today


CULLOWHEE — A total of 22 Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) students will be competing in Western Carolina University’s annual Mathematics Contest today. 

The students, a mixture of 7th-12th graders, are competing in various divisions based on their current math classes. Participants complete a multiple-choice test, consisting of 25-30 questions. The test must be completed within one hour and participants are not allowed to use a calculator or reference sheets. 

The tests are considered a tough evaluation of students’ fundamental understanding of mathematics. 

The top-10 individuals and top-3 schools in each division will be recognized for their performance. 

In addition to the competition, the students will be able to receive a campus tour and eat lunch in the cafeteria. 

The TJCA students participating are: JohnPaul Campanini, Mason Royster, Joshua Kalapurakal, Ansley McNeely, Abigail Nechayev, Sydney Evans, Seth Ferguson, Dominic McCraw, Anjali Patel, Ava Bridges, Jennie Conner, Amanda Griffith, Maylan Maxwell, Dominik Mystkowski, Steven Norell, Andrew Oliphant, John Palmer, Mansi Patel, Kat Shauf, Camden Sloan, Noah Tucker and Annmarie Willis.