Creek Primary student and maths competitor Jerry Ebanks is allegedly under investigation for cheating during the recent Maths Competition at John Gray High School.
A photograph on the front page of the Thursday 23 February 2006 Caymanian Compass shows Ebanks apparently looking at fellow teammate Joshua Dilbert’s answers. Organizers of the event say that cheating is not allowed – unless you don’t get caught.
Officials from the Maths Competition, Creek Primary and the Department of Education where unavailable for comment – as was Creek Primary School math teacher team coach and former Enron accountant Arthur Bookman.
If found guilty of this serious accusation, Ebanks could be stripped of his third place finish in the competition – which means, according to the rules and results certified by the accounting firm of Robin, Cheatum and Steele LLC, if first place finishers Jerry Morain and Hanis Smith are for any reason unable to fulfill their obligation as Math Champions over the next year, that duty would go to the fourth place finisher who was not named by event officials.
Ebanks was unavailable for comment, but a spokesperson for the mathlete said he feels confident Jerrry will be cleared of all wrong doing, as he was just stretching his neck and eye muscles and not cheating as officials have claimed.