Winners announced in 29th annual Math Bowl at Northwest Florida State College



Teams from 19 Northwest Florida high schools competed in the 29th annual Math Bowl at Northwest Florida State College on Friday, March 4, at the college’s Niceville Campus.

After a daylong competition consisting of written exams and ciphering matches, an awards ceremony was held for the event’s team and individual winners.

Team winners

Class X – 1st place: Chipley High School; 2nd place: Freeport High School; 3rd place: Port St. Joe High School; 4th place: Baker School.

Class Y – 1st place: Rutherford High School (Panama City); 2nd place: Gulf Breeze High School; 3rd place: Pensacola Catholic; 4th place: Rocky Bayou Christian School.

Class Z – 1st place: Chiles High School (Tallahassee); 2nd place: Lincoln High School (Tallahassee); 3rd place: Rickards High School (Tallahassee); 4th place: Fort Walton Beach High School.

Individual winners

Class X – 1st: Austin Wyatt of Chipley; 2nd: Whitley Pettis of Chipley; 3rd: Ryan Lechner of Freeport; 4th: Nathan Glover of Chipley; 5th: Nick Garrett of Freeport.

Class Y – 1st: Justin Li of Rutherford; 2nd: Richard Musca of Gulf Breeze; 3rd: Cleveland Li of Rocky Bayou; 4th: Matthew Hunter of Rutherford; 5th: Jessica Laenger of Gulf Breeze.

Class Z – 1st: Jamie Gao of Chiles; 2nd: Graham O’Donnell of Lincoln; 3rd: Puneet Sachdeva of Rickards; 4th: Carson Jones of Rickards; 5th: Joanna Wang of Chiles.

In addition to trophies for individual and team winners, the highest scoring student in each category received a monetary award. Jamie Gao of Chiles received a $100 Visa gift card for highest overall score, a perfect 225, while Justin Li of Rutherford and Austin Wyatt of Chipley each received $50.