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National Trig-Star Winners Announced

Friday, July 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Trish Milburn
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National Trig-Star Committee Selects Winners of the Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star and Teaching Excellence Awards

 

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Awards.  The Trig-Star committee met on July 6, 2018 to determine the three top high school students from the national examinations submitted by state winners.  This year there were thirty-four state winners submitted.  A past president of NSPS, Richard Lomax was the driving force behind the elevation of the local Trig-Star program to the national level.  In October 1994, Board action named this high school trigonometry skill award in his honor.

 

The Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Awards are as follows:

 

1st Place:      Austin Mazenko, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, Colorado

2nd Place:     Taryn Trigler, Ben Eielson Sr. High School, Eielson AFB, Alaska

3rd Place:      Haoxiang Zhang, Fairfield College Prepatory, Fairfield, Connecticut

 

  

 

The Richard E. Lomax National Teaching Excellence Awards are as follows:

 

1st Place:       Jim Padavic, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, Colorado

2nd Place:      Natalya Medvedeva, Ben Eielson Sr. High School, Eielson AFB, Alaska

3rd Place:      Katherine Brennan, Fairfield College Prepatory, Fairfield, Connecticut

 

The first place student receives $2,000, second place student receives $1,000, and third place student receives $500.  The first place teacher receives $1,000, second place teacher receives $500, and third place teacher receives $250.  The Trig-Star Policy states that “the National Student and Teacher Awards be given to the winning students at or before the next state professional land surveying organization conference of the student’s home state.”

 

The following is a list of the remaining State Winners in the order of finish:

Collin Free, Utah; Yash Gollapudi, Illinois; Kyle Tran, Kansas; Qingfeng Li, Wyoming; Katherine Achbach, South Dakota; Jathan Metzer, Maryland; Eric Wang, Alabama; Spencer Rhodes, Nevada; David Simonetti, Indiana; Damian Schwarber, Kentucky; Galen Penvenne, California; Alex Tew, South Carolina; Philip Billingsley, Idaho; Kai Burgman, Washington; Alex Ni, Texas; Mason Falk, North Dakota; Enver Aman, New Jersey; Judy Tolaymat, North Carolina; Grace Smith, New Hampshire; Isabella Palomba; Michigan; Robert Sunderhaft, Ohio; Afnaan Hashmi, Minnesota; Ian McLendon, Georgia; Cassandra Gauthier, Wisconsin; Jenna Philippe, Pennsylvania; Nicholas Merrill, Maine; Briya Miller, Delaware; Connor Shaw, Montana; Joshua Theodore, Massachusetts; Haley Mahusay, Missouri; Andy Carter, Oregon.

 

These Awards are a few of several annual NSPS awards.  For more information about the NSPS awards and scholarship programs, please contact NSPS, 5119 Pegasus Court, Frederick, MD  21704, (240) 439-4615, e-mail: Trisha Milburn at trisha.milburn@nsps.us.com, or visit the NSPS web site at www.nsps.us.com.


NSPS strives to establish and further common interests, objectives, and political effort that would help bind the surveying profession into a unified body in the United States.

Governance: The National Society of Professional Surveyors Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors. The NSPS Board of Directors meets twice per year.   NSPS has working agreements with state surveying organizations which are represented on the NSPS Board of Directors, and with the NSPS Foundation, Inc. 


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