Trig*Star team wins State Championship
From left: Mr. Matthew Jaques; Tony Abbazia ’14; Gavin Granath ’15 and Mr. Jorge Pereira, Redniss & Mead.
For the third season in a row, the 2013-14 Fairfield Prep Trig*Star team won the State Championship with a clean sweep in the State of Connecticut’s 2014 Trig*Star State Exam. Tony Abbazia ’14 took first place overall for the third straight year while Gavin Granath ’15 took second place and Thomas Kobak ’16 took third in the statewide Trig*Star competition. Tony will now represent the entire State of Connecticut in the National Trig*Star Exam in June. Congratulations to all the members of the Trig*Star team on their third State Championship in a row.
The Trig*Star team is moderated by Mr. Matthew Jaques and meets monthly to practice trigonometry problems and prepare for the Trig*Star State Exam. The Trig*Star State Exam is an annual high school mathematics competition based on the practical application of Trigonometry. Students that participate are not only provided with an opportunity to earn awards, but also leave with a better understanding of the technical profession of Geomatics, which includes Land Surveying, Mapping and Planning.
Meetings are open to all Prep students and are held on the second Thursday of every month in Mr. Jaques’ room, X305. Meetings will begin again in the Fall.