Los Alamos students who received awards at the 51st Annual UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest are, from left, Linnhtet Htoon, Do Vo, Sonja Ebey, Max Corliss, Anthony Lestone and Henry Gans. Not pictured is Charles Kai. Courtesy photo
Seven Los Alamos students received awards for their performance at the 51st annual UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest Apr. 19
The competition, which began in November with a test held at schools across the state, attracted more than 800 students. Roughly 200 students advanced to the second round, held at UNM in early February. Of these, 30 winners were selected based on their overall and grade-specific performances.
Mountain Elementary School student Henry Gans was in a three-way tie for first place in the Fifth Grade Division. Linnhtet Htoon from Pinon Elementary school won first place for Sixth Graders.
Los Alamos Middle School students Sonja Ebey and Charles Cai placed first and second respectively in the Eighth Grade Division.
Los Alamos High School sophomores Max Corliss and Anthony Lestone finished first and fifth respectively for their grade. Senior Do Vo was third in his division. Additionally, in the overall competition, Vo finished third and Corliss fourth.
Los Alamos Public Schools teachers Bernadette Zimek, Svetlana Martin, Julia Sheppard, Nikol Strother, Stephanie Abney, and Phong Nguyen were also recognized for their roles in their pupils’ successes. Additionally, local Mathcounts programs for elementary and middle school-aged students were recognized. Each student received math-related books in addition to monetary awards for their accomplishments.