MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) Calculus students finished in 2nd place overall after competing in the Alabama Mathematical Association (AlaMATYC) math tournament this past Saturday (10/7) at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.

NWSCC students place 2nd overall at State Math Competition

The Alabama Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges is an affiliate of AMATYC, The American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges.

NWSCC students, Hunter Bales (from Haleyville, Ala.), Chance Hunt (from Florence, Ala.), Josh Pinkard (from Russellville, Ala.) and Nick Richardson (from Killen, Ala.). The competition consisted of an individual calculus test and a team competition.  There were seven colleges represented at the competition.

The NWSCC team received the following awards:

  • Chance Hunt had the 3rd highest score on the individual calculus test (out of 28 students)

  • NWSCC placed third in the team competition

  • NWSCC placed second in the overall competition (The overall winners were determined by combining the individual test scores with the team competition score.)

All four students plan to attend engineering school at the University of Alabama in Huntsville next year.