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Students win scholarships at FGCU math competition

December 19, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

FGCU hosted its 10th Annual Invitational Mathematics Competition on Dec. 5.

A record number of schools and students participated, making it the largest mathematics competition in Florida.

Sixty schools and 1,300 students from all areas of Florida enjoyed a day of mathematics to showcase their schools' academic prowess.

The two highlights of the day for Lee County Public Schools were:

n Alex Garcia, from Fort Myers High, winning first place out of 229 students in the calculus division with a perfect score

n Joshua Kennedy, from Cypress Lake Middle, outpacing the algebra II field of 224 students winning that division.

By winning their respective divisions, both students were awarded a full four-year scholarship to FGCU

Others winners in the competition included:

n Algebra I team: Varsity Lakes Middle, second place

n Algebra I individual: Luke Chin A Foeng, Varsity Lakes Middle, third place

n Aaliyah Richlen, Varsity Lakes Middle, fifth Place

n Jared Lovett, Varsity Lakes Middle, 11th Place



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