School MattersPublished 6:34am Sunday, April 7, 2013
Local students compete at Trig Star competition
The Trig Star program, an annual competition that recognizes the best students of trigonometry from high schools throughout Minnesota, was held March 15 in Mankato.
The program consisted of a one-hour written exam followed by group presentations on land surveying. One hundred students from six different high schools participated in the event. They were Fairmont, Granada-Huntley-East Chain, Mankato West, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, Nicollet and United South Central.
Morgan Staloch was recognized as the highest scorer from NRHEG. Staloch scored 76 percent in 21 minutes, 36 seconds. She placed third overall and received a cash prize and engraved plaque.
Brett Stevermer was recognized as the highest scorer from USC. He scored 76 percent in 45 minutes, 15 seconds.
The USC team was awarded a trophy for the top overall average score of 61 percent. NRHEG was awarded third place for an overall average of 56 percent.