Last Thursday, 20 students traveled to Columbus, Mississippi, to represent Jackson Academy at the annual MSMS Math Competition. After meeting virtually last year, the students were glad to be able to compete in person this year.

The competition features both individual and team tests, including ciphering competitions, written tests, a mini-interschool competition, and a potpourri round. Students can compete in the different categories of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, or Calculus. After competition-time, the event ended in an awards ceremony honoring individuals and teams.

JA placed fourth in the state overall and won many individual and group awards. Congratulations to all the students who participated in this prestigious competition!

##### Individual Awards

- Crystal Gao – 5th place individual in Geometry
- Jack Voyles – 2nd place individual in Geometry
- Mallory Brooks – 5th place individual in Algebra 2
- Gautam Ray – 4th place individual in Algebra 2

##### Team Awards

- Algebra 1 team – 7th in the written test and 8th in group ciphering
- Geometry team – 2nd in the written test and 3rd in group ciphering
- Algebra 2 team – 4th in the written test and 6th in group ciphering
- Trig/PreCal team – 7th in the written test and 3rd in group ciphering
- Calculus team – 6th in the written test and 5th in group ciphering
- Interschool team – 2nd in the state
- Potpourri team – 6th in the state