-Press release from Caltrans
BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 Co-Sponsored a Trig*Star competition at Bishop Union High School BUHS) this past April. Trig*Star is a national math competition for high school students sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors. The purpose of the competition is 1) to have fun and offer awards, and 2) to heighten the awareness of Land Surveying as a profession.
The competition was a one hour exam solving problems involving triangles and circles to determine lengths, angles and areas. Michael White had the highest score and Melody Lawrence placed 2nd at the BUHS competition. Michaels’ score and time has been submitted to Sacramento along with scores from all who took the exam in the State of California in order to determine the State Champion. The State Champion will be given the opportunity to compete nationally against the best high school students across the nation.
There were 20 students at Bishop Union High School that participated in the competition. Sereyna Cagle, Caltrans Right of Way Engineer would like to thank Deidre Buchholz, BUHS math teacher and all of the students that participated in this worth while learning experience.