Students from Sun Prairie High School recently took part in the Trig-Star Program Contest, a math competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

The annual high school contest is based on the practical application of Trigonometry, and recognizes the best students from high schools throughout the nation.

The purpose of the Trig-Star Program, according to its website, is to promote the study of trigonometry in high school, introduce students to the practical application of trigonometry in the surveying profession, and to build an awareness of surveying as a profession.

The following students placed in the contest to receive a cash prize:

First place: Mariah Calkins, $100

Second place: Olivia Showers, $80

Third place: Henry Graves, $70

Fourth place: Michael Wu, $55

Fifth place: Brunella Lozano-Ghilino, $50

Sixth place: Alex Van Dong, $45

Seventh place: Elsa Zank, $30

Eighth place: Reegan Foldhazi, $20

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