Sun Prairie student receives top trigonometry award

2008 Trig-Star
2008 Trig-Star

Sun Prairie High School student Colin Loeffler recently received the first place award for his score on the Trig-Star exam, an annual high school trigonometry competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

The local program is offered and administered by Sun Prairie gradute Dan Birrenkott of Birrenkott Surveying. He is a member of the Sun Prairie Business and Education Partnership. This is his tenth year administering the test.

Loeffler won a prize of $100 for his score. Six others won prizes ranging from $25 – $75.

“The purpose of the Trig-Star program is to create an awareness of opportunities in the land surveying field,” said Birrenkott. “New to the program this year is an opportunity from the state and national associations to qualify for a scholarship in the land surveying field if a student takes the Trig-Star exam and then goes on to a school that offers an accredited surveying program.”

2008 Trig-Star
2008 Trig-Star

The Trig-Star Program recognizes the best students from high schools throughout the nation. It promotes the study of trigonometry in high school. Local prizes where donated by Birrenkott Surveying, the state and local surveyors associations and the Sun Prairie Rotary Club.

Pictured (from left): Retired surveyor and Sun Prairie Rotarian Bill Wambach, Harry Yang, Sara Schmitz, Tyler Beduhn, TJ Turner, Jordan Kreitinger, Yanzhu Hu, Loeffler and Birrenkott.

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