Students from Ocean City, Mainland Regional and Oakcrest high schools took the top honors in the third annual Mathematical Mayhem competition held at Richard Stockton College on Saturday.

The event challenged 48 students from nine high schools in individual and team exams. The exams were created and graded by Stockton’s math faculty. Members of the Stockton Math Club proctored the exams.

Dr. Chia-Lin Wu, associate professor of mathematics at Stockton and founder of the competition, said the experience is meant to reduce test anxiety, increase student confidence and provide high school students with an inside view of college life.

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Competitors came from Absegami High School, Atlantic City High School, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Cedar Creek High School, Egg Harbor Township High School, Mainland Regional High School, Oakcrest High School, Ocean City High School and Southern Regional High School.

Team Exam winners were:

First place: Ocean City High School — Maham Ahmad, Carolyn Previti and Isabel Benvenuti.

Second place: Atlantic County Institute of Technology — Stanimir Genov, Matthew Schwenger and Myra Bhatti.

Third place: Ocean City High School — Alec Helm, Ben Fischer and Matt Unsworth.

Individual Exam winners were:

First place, tie: Evan Heyman, of Mainland Regional High School, and Emily Hanna, of Oakcrest High School.

Third place: Jordan White, of Cedar Creek High School.

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