MERCY Mounthawk proved to be the big winners in Kerry Final of the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition following an hour long battle of mathematical knowledge.
The Kerry Final for First Years student took place last Friday evening May 9 in the South Campus of IT Tralee.
In total, four Kerry schools were represented; Meanscoil Nua an Leith Triuigh Castlegregory, Mercy Mounthawk Tralee, Millstreet Community School and Presentation Listowel.
The 14 students competing on the night had previously qualified from their respective schools as the highest scoring students from all participating schools and each received a certificate of attendance at the final.
Matus Lukco of Mounthawk was declared the overall winner beating his fellow student Tiernan Brosnan into second place by only two points.
Lucy Walsh from Meanscoil Nua an Leigh Triuigh finished in third place just one point behind second place. Each received specially commissioned trophies signifying the origins of mathematics.
Competition co-ordinator, John O’Regan, praised the students.
“Each of them was a winner having qualified for the final from their respective schools and I hope that they would each continue to develop their interest in mathematics,” he said.