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2019 Trig-Star Award Winners Announced

Wednesday, July 24, 2019  
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National Trig-Star Committee Selects Winners of the Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star and Teaching Excellence Awards


The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Awards.  The Trig-Star committee met on July 12-13, 2019 to determine the three top high school students from the national examinations submitted by state winners.  This year there were thirty-six state winners submitted.  A past president of NSPS, Richard Lomax was the driving force behind the elevation of the local Trig-Star program to the national level.  In October 1994, Board action named this high school trigonometry skill award in his honor.


The following is a list of the remaining participants:


Colin Bamford, Alabama          Lindsey Vande Velde, Kansas          Aditya Agashe, New Jersey

Taryn Trigler, Alaska                    Damian Schwarber, Kentucky          Kendall Scott, North Carolina

Karoline Stein, Germany            Sadie Skinner, Maine                          Rohit Dasanoor, Ohio

Alexander Zera, California        Than-Phuong Tran, Maryland            Andy Carter, Oregon

Junzhao Jiang, Connecticut    Ashley Nygren, Massachusetts          Jacob Johnston, Pennsylvania

Aatig Vann, Delaware              Hannah Rowe, Michigan                   Logan Langenfeld, S Dakota

Ian McLendon, Georgia           Noah Gersich, Minnesota                 Matthew Chang, Texas

Isaac Speirs, Idaho                    Jaima DeVries, Missouri                      Logan Tischler, Utah

Shariq Zaman, Illinois                 Amanda Guilland, Montana             Yifei Zhao, Virginia

Neal Hollinden, Indiana            Vincent Tang, Nevada                      Chloe Chapman, Washington

Michael Han, Iowa                    Ava Jovell, New Hampshire              Matthew Becker, Wisconsin



For more information about the NSPS awards and scholarship programs, please contact NSPS, 5119 Pegasus Court, Frederick, MD  21704, (240) 439-4615, e-mail: Trisha Milburn at, or visit the NSPS web site at

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