Trig*Star Club wins State Championship

Trig*Star Club wins State Championship
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Trig*Star Club wins State Championship

From left: Dongzu Zhang '18, Haoxiang Zhang '18, Michael Lin '18, Bowen Chen '18 and Peter Nguyen '17

Trig*Star members participated in a nationwide exam assessing their speed and accuracy as students were challenged by the trigonometric concepts that are particularly applicable in the field of surveying. In the 2016 competition, Fairfield Prep again won the State Championship and Michael Lin progressed on to the national exam. Results will be released later this summer. Congratulations to all of our participants!

Prep’s Trig*Star team is sponsored by Readniss and Mead. It is moderated by Ms. Maureen Bohan and Mrs. Katherine Brennan and Jorge Pereira, a senior Surveyor at Readniss and Mead. The team 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 Mrs. Brennan’s room, X305. Meetings will begin again in the fall.