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A-State Mathematics and Statistics Department Announces Area High School Contest Winners


JONESBORO, Ark. — The Arkansas State University Mathematics and Statistics Department along with the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics announced the winners of the 36th annual Northeast Arkansas Regional Math Contest.

Ten different high schools throughout the region were represented by 140 students in the March 1 regional. Students enrolled in any one of the following courses of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or Statistics competed. Those who placed first, second or third were invited to participate in the State Math Contest April 26 on the campus of University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Participants in the state contest placing first, second, and third in Algebra II, Pre-calculus, Calculus, and Statistics received scholarships for $600, $400, and $300, respectively. Valley View’s Yeongjoon Hwang finished third in Algebra II in the state contest.

The regional winners are:

Algebra I
First Place: Zachary Proctor, Brookland Junior High School
Second Place: Trevor Jones, Brookland High School
Third Place: Trey Harrison, Newport High School
Honorable Mention: Jacob Keefe, Newport Junior High School
Honorable Mention: Alberto Garcia, Newport Junior High School

First Place: Anika Mittal, Blytheville College Prep School
Second Place: Olivia Langner, Brookland High School
Third Place: Matthew Hoffman, Newport High School

Algebra II
First Place: Yeongjoon Hwang, Valley View High School
Second Place: Clayton Barrett, Paragould High School
Third Place: Autumn Lovelady, Westside High School

First Place: Aaron Hong, Jonesboro High School
Second Place: Nate Tiner, Paragould High School
Third Place: Lexie Wilson, Paragould High School
Honorable Mention: Sheng Chen, Paragould High School

First Place: Iad Alhallak. Paragould High School
Second Place: Kristen Lilly, Nettleton High School
Third Place: Hannah Massey, Walnut Ridge High School

First Place: Faith Allen, Valley View High School