By Caleb Youngblood, Public Relations Coordinator

March 1, 2024

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, 333 of Mississippi’s brightest mathematicians took part in the annual Mu Alpha Theta Math Tournament hosted by the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.

Over fourteen public and private schools from all over Mississippi participated in the event. The tournament consisted of written tests, team ciphering, and potpourri competitions. All competitions were uniquely designed and scored by our MSMS Mu Alpha Theta chapter.

Awards were presented to the top schools in their respective category.

Individual Written Test Awards

Algebra 1 Written Test – Micheal Owen from Jackson Preparatory School.

Geometry Written Test – Brianna Wang from Jackson Preparatory School.

Algebra 2 Written Test – Johann R. Bhagat from Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School.

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus Written Test – Verena Bhagat from Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School.

Calculus Written Test – Jack Voyles from Jackson Preparatory School.

Overall School Written Test Awards

Algebra 1 Written Test – Jackson Preparatory School.

Geometry Written Test – Jackson Preparatory School.

Algebra 2 Written Test – St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus Written Test – Jackson Preparatory School. 

Calculus Written Test – St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

Team Ciphering Awards

Algebra 1 Ciphering – Northwest Rankin High School

Algebra 2 Ciphering – Jackson Preparatory School

Geometry Ciphering – Jackson Preparatory School

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus Ciphering – Jackson Preparatory School

Calculus Ciphering – St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Interschool/Potpourri Awards

Interschool – Germantown High School

Potpourri – Jackson Preparatory School

Top 3 Sweepstakes

#3 DeSoto Central High School

#2 Northwest Rankin High School & St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

#1 Jackson Preparatory School

The math tournament, which began shortly after MSMS was founded in 1987, is the school’s longest-lived outreach program.