ROCK SPRINGS,/WWCC press release March 9 — Western Wyoming Community College hosted the 2019 Wolsborn-Drazovich Southwest Regional Math Contest on Feb. 26, in the Rushmore Gym.
There were 126 students, grades 6 through 12, who participated in the competition this year.
Lyman High School won the Top Team B (grades 9-10) position. Rock Springs High School took the top score for Team A (grades 11 and 12).
Antonina Klatka, from Rock Springs High School, and Carson Walker, from Lyman High School, tied for first place individual scores for Team A. Klatka and Walker each won a one year tuition scholarship to Western.
Team C (grade 8) and Team D (grade 7) participants use the competition as an excellent exercise to hone their skills as they prepare to compete in the state-ranked A and B teams in the future.
The event is sponsored by TATA Chemicals and Western’s Mathematics Department. TATA Chemicals covered some of the costs associated with the event with a generous donation of $1300.
“Once again, the Math Department was thrilled to host such a wonderful group of students on our campus this year. t is exciting to witness the hard work and dedication that these students put into a contest that involves quite rigorous and challenging math problems,” said Sarah Pauley, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Western.
Participating schools included Farson-Eden High School, Lyman High School, Black Butte High School, Rock Springs High School, Pinedale High School, Kemmerer High School, Davis Middle School, Evanston Middle School, Farson-Eden Middle School, Rawlins Middle School, Lyman Intermediate School, and Rock Springs Junior High School.