Eastern Wyoming College hosted the 57th Annual Wolsborn-Drazovich math contest for the Goshen and Platte County region. There were 228 students representing schools from Guernsey, Lingle, Wheatland Middle School, Wheatland High School, Torrington Middle School, as well as Torrington High School.
The contest is a battery of five tests, twenty minutes per test, covering many of the topics that are included in the state standards. The students are broken into four classes, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th – 10thgrade and 11th – 12th grade. Medals, certificates, and small prizes were awarded to the top three place winners and certificates were awarded to the top ten place winners.
The first place winner of the 11th-12th grade class was also given the opportunity for a one-year scholarship to Eastern Wyoming College, second place a $500 book scholarship. If either of these winners decline the prize and choose not to attend EWC then an alternate winner will be awarded the scholarships.
Overall, this is an excellent opportunity for students to be exposed to some unique mathematics problems and maybe pique their interest in mathematics a little bit. The contest is open to all area students, homeschooled students included, areas generally represented include Torrington, Lingle, Fort Laramie, Guernsey, Southeast, Wheatland, and Chugwater.
If you are a teacher and wish to be on the mailing list for next year’s contest, being held February 25th, please contact EWC Mathematics Instructor, Ray DeWitt at 307-532-8281 and discuss the details.