Allen J. Schneider
The Wisconsin Trig-Star for 2013 is Shauna Jacob of Madison West High School sponsored by Don Paulson. Shauna will now participate in the National Trig-Star competition with State winners from across the Country for a chance at first place and a cash prize of $2,000. Our State winner will receive her State award and prize money at our 2014 Institute banquet in January. Second place went to Shane White of Rhinelander High School sponsored by Tony Jones. Third place was awarded to Holly Fritz of Sauk Prairie High School sponsored by Rodney Key. For more details please see the attached report.
The Wisconsin Trig-Star for 2011 is Kyle Satterstorm of Sun Prairie High School sponsored by Dan Birrenkott. Kyle was the only student to achieve a perfect score this year. Kyle will now participate in the National Trig-Star competition with all of the State winners from across the Country for a chance at first place and a cash prize of $2,000. Our State winner will receive his State award and prize money at our 2013 Institute banquet in January. Second place went to Jet Vellinga of Dodgeville High School sponsored by Fred Bowden. Third place was awarded to Max Dahl of Superior High School sponsored by WSLS. For more details please see the report attached.
Notice: Trig-Star Committee Meeting at the 2012 Institute
Trig-star is in need of additional sponsors for local programs!
Please join us for a Trig-star committee meeting scheduled for:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Kalahari Resort - Ebony Room
Examples of typical trig-star exams: from the previous two years
Now is time to start planning a Trig-star program at a local high school in your community. The committee is strongly encouraging that the following Chapters consider a program for 2012.
· Northern Lakes
Contacting Your Local High School
Making first contact with the Math Department Chairperson is often the most difficult task when trying to start a Trig*Star Program. Here are some tips:
· Do you know any teacher, guidance counselor or administrator at your local high school that could introduce you to a math teacher?
· Do any of your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc., attend a nearby high school where you would be willing to visit to present the Trig*Star program/test?
· Are any of your neighbors or friends at church or social groups, teachers or school employees that may be able to steer you in the right direction toward the trigonometry teacher?
· Ask them to give you the name and phone number (or e-mail address) of that teacher. Then ...
· Make the contact, preferably in the fall of the school year. Get a copy of the WSLS Trig*Star Brochure and give it to the math teacher to explain the program. Introduce yourself and tell the teacher that you would like to present a program to students explaining how the surveying profession utilizes trigonometry.