By Jeremiah Tucker
Sauk Prairie Eagle
Krystal Carlson won't spend the $500 she won beating 222 participants in a state-wide math competition on anything frivolous.

"I'm going to use it for books and tuition," she said, befitting a studious young woman. "It's an academic contest prize so the money should go toward academics."

Carlson, now a freshman at UW-Superior, took the Trig-Star math competition last year when she was a senior at Sauk Prairie High School, and was awarded the first-place prize Jan. 22. She was a guest of honor at the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors, which puts on the competition, conference in Green Bay.

Sauk Prairie High School math teacher Mary Walz won the Trig-Star's Teacher of the Year award.

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