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Excellence in Mathematics Competition

This year's contest is set for Nov. 4, 2017

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The Excellence in Math contest has been a tradition for over 40 years at STLCC - Forest Park. High school students from around the region gather for a day to see who can be the best at solving a series of math problems.

The Excellence in Mathematics Contest 2017 will consist of the same 20 multiple choice questions for each grade level. Copies of some of the previous years' exams are available online to aid students in preparing for this year's contest.

There will be two divisions for each grade level, freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior, based on the size of the high school. A maximum of ten students per grade level may participate from each high school. Individual and team awards will be given to the top students and teams in each division. A team will consist of four scorers from each category.

If you wish to participate, please use your school code and password from last year. If you do not have a code and password, please contact us at fpmathcontest@stlcc.edu. If you have this information, click on the word 'REGISTRATION' below.

The registration fee is $7 per contestant and payable online. No registrations and/or payments can be taken on the day of the contest. Payment is online only by credit card or electronic check (ACH). The deadline for online payments is 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

Please email fpmathcontest@stlcc.edu or call 314-644-9302 or 314-644-9093 (TDD) if you have any questions.


Contestants must be present at the awards ceremony to claim any scholarships or awards. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the highest scoring seniors in each division. Two participant scholarships for a St. Louis Community College course will be awarded through a random drawing to one junior and one senior contestant.


You will need a School ID and password which are the same as last year's. For assistance contact contest organizers.

PLEASE NOTE: Registrations must be paid for online no later than 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.

No registrations can be taken after that date.

Congratulations to 2016 winners: 

The two $1,000 scholarship winners: Clayton Knittel from Marquette High School and Kavitha Gnanarajah from John Burroughs School.

The two STLCC tuition scholarship winners:  Rachel O’Halloran, Junior, from Villa Duschense and Lindsay Bradshaw, Senior, from Troy Buchanan High School.

Approximately 80 top scoring individuals in each grade level were awarded copies of Mathematica from Wolfram. Texas Instruments graphing calculators were randomly awarded to each grade level.

Math contest trophies

If anyone requires accommodation to attend this event, please call
314-644-9302 (voice) or 314-644-9093 (TDD) at least 14 days in advance. Documentation of disability may be required.