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Hagerstown Community College Math Club wins bronze at third annual Math Tournament

May 13, 2011

Students at Hagerstown Community College recently competed in the Third Annual Math Tournament at Prince George's Community College. Eleven community colleges took part in the annual tournament and were represented by 18 student teams.

HCC's Math Club sponsored three teams in the event. Each team consisted of three to four students. The first team included Marco Olivera of Cavetown and Karilee Grossnickle and Crystal Shank, both of Hagerstown. The second team included Joshua Wright of Clear Spring and Alicia Clark and Grady Shingler, both of Hagerstown. The third team included Raviro Mutumhe and Caesar Smith, both of Hagerstown, and Lacy Doane and Josh Hessong, both of Smithsburg.

Each team competed in two rounds, which consisted of five questions each. Students were given 10 minutes to answer each question. HCC's team one won the bronze medal in the competition, coming in third after Montgomery College and Catonsville Community College.

Each HCC team was sponsored by an HCC faculty or staff member. Instructional assistant Rebecca Kendrick sponsored team one; associate mathematics and business professor Thomas Crawford sponsored team two; and assistant developmental mathematics professor Richard Campbell sponsored team three.

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