high school students came to Stockton’s campus to compete in individual
and team exams designed to challenge the students and assess their
current skill development. During lunch, the competitors toured the
college with members of the Stockton Math Club to experience campus
life. The competition was hosted by Stockton Mathematics faculty members
and students in the Math Club.
High school competitors came from Absegami High School, Atlantic City High School, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Cedar Creek High School, Egg Harbor Township High School, Mainland Regional High School, Oakcrest High School, Ocean City High School and Southern Regional High School.
experience “is meant to reduce test anxiety, increase student
confidence and provide high school students with an inside view of
college life,” said Dr. Chia-Lin Wu, associate professor of Mathematics
and founder of the competition. The students were exposed to the
challenges of math and were able to see where they stand among their
peers, he added.
“The number of students and teachers who came out today shows their love and passion for math,” said Wu.
The exams were created and graded by Stockton Math faculty. Members of the Stockton Math Club proctored the exams.
Team Exam Winners
1st Place: Ocean City High School’s Maham Ahmad, Carolyn Previti and Isabel Benvenuti
2nd Place: Atlantic County Institute of Technology’s Stanimir Genov, Matthew Schwenger and Myra Bhatti
3rd Place: Ocean City High School’s Alec Helm, Ben Fischer and Matt Unsworth
Individual Exam Winners
A tie for 1st Place: Mainland Regional High School’s Evan Heyman and Oakcrest High School’s Emily Hanna2nd Place: Cedar Creek High School’s Jordan White
--Press release and photos provided by Susan Allen/The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey