JCJC announces 3rd annual Math Quiz Bowl

ELLISVILLE, MS (JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE) - Jones County Junior College's math department will be hosting the third annual Math Quiz Bowl on Wednesday, November 10 at the JCJC Ronald Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in the Howard Technology Park.  This contest is a venue to spotlight the academic talent of the area's best and brightest high school math students.

Competing teams from each high school will consist of four students.  The quiz bowl will be set up in double-elimination format with questions ranging in difficulty from algebra to calculus. The preliminary rounds will be held concurrently and the semi-finals will be held in the ATC auditorium.

Participating senior students on the first and second place teams will be eligible to receive scholarship awards.  These scholarships may be applied to expenses at JCJC and will be given in addition to any scholarships they may have already received or will receive at Jones. Additional awards from contributing sponsors from the business community will also be available.

JCJC Math Quiz Bowl sponsors include Magnolia Bank of Jasper and Smith Counties, Community Bank of Jones and Covington Counties, First State Bank of Wayne and Clarke Counties, Dr. John Wallace, Sanderson Farms, and Foil Wyatt Architects.

High Schools that participated in last year's math bowl include: Enterprise High School, Taylorsville High School, Raleigh High School, Bay Springs High School, Wayne County High School, Northeast Jones High School, Quitman High School, Wayne Academy, Collins High School, Laurel High School, Richton High School, Stringer Attendance Center, Laurel Christian High School, Seminary Attendance Center, Lawrence County High School, Greene County, Sylva Bay Academy, South Jones High School, Mize Attendance Center, West Jones High School and Perry Central High School.

High school teams can register for the event by contacting Jessica Bunch (JCJC Math Bowl Coordinator) at 601-477-5422 or email at Jessica.bunch@jcjc.edu for more information.

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