The Upper School Math Team, led by math teacher Jeff Floyd, recently competed in the Furman University Mathematics Competition, winning two of the top three places overall in the Junior Division. The team from Woodward competed against 40 schools from three states. Freshman Vamsi Gadde earned a rare perfect score and won first place. Other winners included freshman Carson Collins who earned third place and junior Matthew Torrance who received honorable mention for his top-twenty finish in the Senior Division.
With performances in the upper percentiles of American Math Competition participants nationwide, Matthew Torrance and Carson Collins have qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam in March. This second stage of testing leads to the selection of the six-member 2014 USA International Mathematics Olympiad team.
After five rounds of this year's Georgia Math League, Woodward is ranked in eighth place overall, with Matthew Torrance, Vamsi Gadde and freshman Andrew Sun listed as high scorers statewide.