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Trig-Star Math Test Offers Cash Prizes to StudentsSubmitted: 03/27/2013
Story By Melissa Constanzer


RHINELANDER - Not many kids look forward to taking math tests. But what if a math test could make them money?

Today, students at Rhinelander High School learned about a money making test. It's called Trig-Star. The Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors designed it to reach out to high schoolers who excel in math.

"Juniors and seniors in high school to get them more aware of the careers in landscaping as well as engineering and architecture where some of the higher math are still quite widely used, obviously," says Tony Jones, the presenter of the Trig-Star program.

And while this test isn't part of their graded curriculum... There is plenty of incentive to take it, including cash prizes.

"There are awards available to the first, second, and third place finishers locally, nationally, and at the state level. Locally we got a sixty dollar award for first place," says Tony Jones.

The exam will be held on April 11th. This is the first Trig-Star exam to be held in Rhinelander. Organizers hope this test will showcase the math talent in northern Wisconsin.



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