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NKU to host 23rd annual John O’Bryan Mathematics Competition on Saturday

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – A record number of the region’s top mathematics students are expected to attend the 23rd annual John O’Bryan Mathematics Competition at Northern Kentucky University on Saturday, Nov. 21.

More than 150 students from high schools across Northern Kentucky will compete for top honors, testing their math skills via written tests and team competitions.

“We are honored to host this annual event and help recognize local students with a talent for mathematics,” said Dr. Michael S. Waters, associate professor in NKU’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The John O'Bryan Mathematics Competition began in 1992 in memory of John O’Bryan, a Campbell County High School student who had a passion for solving mathematics problems.

O’Bryan passed away in an automobile accident, but the annual competition keeps his memory alive by bringing students with a passion for math together each year.

The competition is hosted by NKU’s Department of Mathematics & Statistics, in cooperation with local high schools. It is open to students in grades 9 through 12.

The event is 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 on NKU’s Highland Heights campus.

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