The Hinds Community College Raymond Campus Mathematics Department hosted the district seventh and eighth grade mathematics competition, sponsored by the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics, on March 1.

Each year the middle schools and junior high schools in the Hinds district are invited to send their top two seventh grade mathematics students and their top two eighth grade mathematics students to this competition. These participants take a written, standardized test.

The first and second place winners in each grade qualify for the state competition on April 6 at Mississippi College.

Team trophies of gold, bronze and silver are also awarded to the teams that amass the most total points on the exams.

Winners include:

Individual awards: Seventh grade: First place, Tanner DeYoung, Clinton Junior High; second place, Jay Lemon, Northwest Rankin; third place, Brent Styles, Warren Central; fourth place, Michael Franks, Clinton Junior High.

Eighth grade: First place, Trevor Talbot, Vicksburg Junior High; second place, Jim Yen, Clinton Junior High; third place, Nickie Tiwari, Clinton Junior High, Kevin Guo, Northwest Rankin Middle School.

Team awards: Seventh grade: Gold, Clinton Junior High; Silver, Northwest Rankin Middle School; Bronze, Warren Central.

Eighth grade: Gold, Clinton Junior High; Silver, Northwest Rankin; Bronze, Vicksburg Junior High.

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