Three students exhibit exquisite trigonometry skills.

The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) announced the recipients of the 2001 Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Scholarship Awards. The Trig-Star Committee met on July 22,2 2001 to determine the three top high school students from the examination submitted by state winners across the nation. This year, 26 states and Puerto Rico participated in the national competition. The awards will be presented in a special ceremony at the NSPS Board of Governors meeting on Sunday, April 21, 2002 in Washington, D.C., during the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) annual conference. 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 Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Scholarships are awarded as follows:

  • First place: Matthew Hopkins, Mills Godwin High School, Virginia
  • Second place: Taras A. Bouzakine, Portsmouth High School, New Hamphire
  • Third place: Carlos X. Soto Gonzales, Ramon Jose Davila High School, Puerto Rico

    The Richard E. Lomax National Teaching Excellence Awards are presented as follows:

  • First place: Barry Kreisa, Mills Godwin High School, Virginia
  • Second place: Stan Lyford, Portsmouth High School, New Hampshire
  • Third place: Jorge Ortiz, Ramon Jose Davila High School, Puerto Rico