High School Students Compete for Trig-Stardom at MSJC

May 2, 2017

Nearly 100 high school students and their teachers attended the annual Trig-Star event at Mt. San Jacinto College in April to learn about land surveying and to compete in math.

Trig-Star,  held on Saturday, April 22 on the MSJC San Jacinto Campus  is a collaboration with the Riverside/San Bernardino Chapter of California Land Surveyors Association to introduce secondary school students to the profession of surveying and to present a great math competition that provides cash awards and a shot at Trig Stardom. The event includes a luncheon and awards ceremony.

Winners for this year are:

First Place: Xiye (Simon) Hu, Martin Luther King High School in Riverside $200
pictured with surveyors Brian Hess (left) and John Duquette (right)

Second Place: Anthony Miranda, Jurupa Hills High School in Fontana $100
pictured with surveyors Brian Hess (left) and John Duquette (right)

Last year’s Riverside/San Bernardino test winner won the State of California championship and went on to compete at the national TrigStar competition (sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors). Winners receive $2,000 at the national competition and the sponsoring teacher also receives an award.

In addition to the collaboration between the California Land Surveyors Association and Mt San Jacinto College, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and Esri, the geographic information systems company, Cal Baptist University and Cal Poly Pomona, among others, participated.