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    The 2019 Annual Eastern Upper Peninsula Trig-Star Competition took place on May 1, in Sault Ste. Marie.  
    The annual Eastern Upper Peninsula Trig-Star Competition was held on May 1, 2019 at the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  The competition is sponsored by the EUP Intermediate School District, EUP STEM Region, Great Lakes Surveying, Lake Superior State University and the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors. Jeff Davis, owner of Great Lakes Surveying has been sponsoring Trig-Star in our region for the past 15 years. 
    The Trig-Star competition is a national trigonometry competition open to high school students throughout the country. Trig-Star is designed to show students real world applications of trigonometry in the land surveying and engineering professions. Students from Brimley, Cedarville, Pickford and Sault Ste. Marie participated in this year's competition.  The assessment consists of 4 Trigonometry questions, and the student with the highest score in the least amount of time is declared the EUP regional winner.  ALL districts in the Eastern UP are invited to attend. 
                Trig star students taking the test                       Trig star students group photo
                    Jeff Davis talking to students about math and surveying                                                    2019 Trig Star participants
    After the competition in the morning, students had lunch together and then traveled to Lake Superior State University to learn how to use surveying equipment in the context of using math in real world applications.  This was a wonderful experience and gave students and teachers a unique perspective into how math is used in STEM careers. 
          Students using surveying instruments            Students learning to use surveying equipment
                                                                                   Students learning to use surveying equipment
              Students using surveying equipment                                Students taking the Trig Star test
        Students measuring the height of the rock climbing wall at LSSU                                           Hard at work on the Trig Star Test!               
    CONGRATULATIONS to Samantha Bishop from Brimley High School!  She was the EUP winner with the highest score on the test.  Samantha was awarded $100, and her score was submitted to compete in the statewide competition.  Everyone did a great job and our EUP schools were well represented by their students!
                                     2019 Trig Star Winner Samantha Bishop
                                     2019 EUP Trig Star Winner Samantha Bishop
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