Area schools compete in Demon Math Classic

· · Area schools compete in Demon Math Classic

NATCHITOCHES –  Northwestern State University’s Department of Mathematics hosted the annual Demon Math Classic, a quiz bowl-style competition for high school students. Seven teams from four high schools participated.

Individual competition winners were Abbas Khamabatti of Bolton High School, first place;  Gergely Szarvas of C.E. Byrd High School, second place, and Jake Scherer of Bolton High School, third place.

The top competitors from each team were selected by the NSU mathematics faculty as All Stars.  They were Szarvas, Scherer, Khamabatti, Sarah Quarles of C.E. Byrd, Jayden King and Jason Hwang of Pineville High School and Julian Lewis of Stanley High School.

Team competition winners were C.E.Byrd, first place;  Bolton White Team, second place, and Bolton Blue Team, third place. Each received a medal and Byrd received the traveling trophy for the year.

The team from C.E. Byrd High School won first place in NSU’s Demon Math Classic. From left are Dr. Frank Serio, head of NSU’s math department; Claire White, Andrew Briley, Gergely Szarvas, Jordan Atchison, James Rushing, Emma Turner, Jim Cole representing event sponsor Sabine State Bank, Dr. Francene Lemoine, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Debbie Porter, director of Demon Math Classic.

The White Team from Bolton High School won second place in the Demon Math Classic at NSU. From left are Dr. Frank Serio, head of NSU’s math department; Abdul Salti, Majed Zeibo, Ethan Elmer, Abbas Khamabatti, Jim Cole representing event sponsor Sabine State Bank, Dr. Francene Lemoine, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Debbie Porter, director of the Demon Math Classic.

The Blue Team from Bolton High School won third place in the Demon Math Classic. From left are Debbie Porter, director of Demon Math Classic; Dr. Frank Serio, head of NSU’s math department; Ryan Zaman, Asjad Mansoor, Laura AjLani, Jake Scherer, Jim Cole representing event sponsor Sabine State Bank and Dr. Francene Lemoine, interim dean of NSU’s College of Arts and Sciences

Abbas Khamabatti, left, of Bolton High School won first place in the individual competition during the Demon Math Classic hosted by NSU’s Department of Mathematics. Department Head Dr. Frank Serio presented the award.

Gergely Szarvas, right, of C.E. Byrd High School won second place in the individual competition of the Demon Math Classic. Honors were presented by Dr. Frank Serio, head of NSU’s Department of Mathematics.

Jake Scherer, right, of Bolton High School was third place winner in the individual Demon Math Classic competition. Dr. Frank Serio, head of NSU’s Department of Mathematics, presented the award.

The Demon Math Class is annually sponsored by Sabine State Bank.

 

2020-03-17T14:12:11+00:00

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Leah Jackson is Northwestern State University's Director of Public Information and Media Relations. She is a 1994 and 2011 graduate of NSU and has been on staff since 2004.