Triangle students add up wins in state math contest

August 4, 2013 

Calvin Deng

More than 100 top math students from around North Carolina took part in the 35th annual State Mathematics Contest.

The high school students who participated represent the top 8 percent of competitors in regional contests held earlier in the year.

Several of the top 20 students in the state contest are from the Triangle. Here they are, listed by rank:

1. Calvin Deng of Cary, a senior last spring at N.C. School of Science and Mathematics

2. Sammy Luo of Winston-Salem, a junior at N.C. School of Science and Mathematics

3. Michael An of Cary, a sophomore at Green Hope High School

4. Jason Liang of Raleigh, a senior at N.C. School of Science and Mathematics

5. Zijing Gao of Chapel Hill, a junior at N.C. School of Science and Mathematics

7. David Spencer of Charlotte, a senior at N.C. School of Science and Mathematics

8. Evan Liang of Raleigh, a sophomore at Enloe High School

9. Yu Wang of Chapel Hill, a senior at N.C. School of Science and Mathematics

10. Justin Luo of Cary, a junior at Enloe High School

11. Jenny Wang of Cary, a sophomore at Enloe High School

12. Jeffrey An of Cary, a senior at N.C. School of Science and Mathematics

13. Franklin Chen of Cary, a sophomore at Enloe High School

14. Tony Li of Cary, a senior at Raleigh Charter High School

15. Sarah Wu of Chapel Hill, a freshman at Chapel Hill High School

17. Yujian Tang of Apex, a sophomore at Enloe High School

18. Angela Deng of Cary, an eighth grader at Carnage Middle School

19. Nikhil Reddy of Cary, an eighth grader at Carnage Middle School

For winning the top prize, Calvin, who has won the top prize in the SMC three times since his first appearance in the competition in 2009, received an offer of a full-tuition scholarship to Duke University, $1,000 cash prize and more.

The competition took place at N.C. School of Science and Mathematics and is hosted by the N.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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