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 Date: April 4, 2008 Contact:  Paula Cobler 361-570-4350

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Calhoun student wins overall awards in UHV/VC math, computer science event


 

High school students Aimee Charbula, left, and Tanya Armstrong use a robot to move a tennis ball. They built the robot on Thursday during the University of Houston-Victoria/Victoria College Math and Computer Science Awareness Day.
Tracy Lu of Calhoun High School in Port Lavaca was the individual overall winner in both the math and computer science competitions of Thursday’s University of Houston-Victoria/The Victoria College Math and Computer Science Awareness Day at UHV.

 

In both categories, Lu received a $500 scholarship to attend VC and a $2,000 scholarship to go to UHV. Scholarships to UHV and VC also went to Memorial High School student Chiping Yeh, who was the second place individual overall winner in math; and Calhoun High School student Kevin Holder, who was the second place individual overall winner in computer science.

 

They were among approximately 100 area high school students who attended the event and had the opportunity to construct robots, explore career opportunities in math and computer science, and learn new programming commands.

 

The students also took written math and computer science tests, and those who scored the highest were recognized during an awards ceremony. Sponsors of Math and Computer Science Awareness Day were UHV, VC, Alcoa and Dow.

 

The winners were:
Math

 

Team Awards First place – Grace Gee, Tracy Lu, Roger Wang and Miranda Wang, Calhoun High School
Second – Yen-Jing Tseng, Landon Williams, Henry Emiliano and Haydn Williams, Industrial
Third – Megan Woodring, Dylan Baros, Travis McGarrah and Logan DeBord, Industrial
Tracy Lu of Calhoun High School in Port Lavaca celebrates her individual overall win in both the math and computer science competitions of Thursday’s UHV/VC Math and Computer Science Awareness Day with VC President Jimmy Goodson.

 

Individual Awards Freshmen – first, Logan DeBord, Industrial; second, Ansel Hoang, St. Joseph; third, Yen-Jing Tseng, Industrial
Sophomores – first, Tracy Lu, Calhoun; second, Jennifer Hsu, Calhoun; third, Landon Williams, Industrial
Juniors – first, Henry Emiliano, Industrial; second, Sean Den, Calhoun; third, Roger Wang, Calhoun
Seniors – first, Chiping Yeh, Memorial; second, Jacob Boyd, St. Joseph; third, Kevin Holder, Calhoun

 

Individual Overall Winners First – Tracy Lu, Calhoun
Second – Chiping Yeh, Memorial
Third – Miranda Wang, Calhoun
Fourth – Jennifer Hsu, Calhoun
Fifth – Sean Den, Calhoun
Sixth – Steven Infanger, St. Joseph

 

Computer Science

 

Team Awards First – Brittney Xu, Tracy Lu, Brian Salyer and Ashley McCrory, Calhoun
Second – Jarred Travino, Rodrigo Osorio, Eric Terry and Chiping Yeh, Memorial
Third – Steven Terrell, Brandon Smalley, Jacob Motl and Adam Groenhuyzen, Memorial

 

Individual Overall Winners First – Tracy Lu, Calhoun
Second – Kevin Holder, Calhoun
Third – Brittney Xu, Calhoun
Fourth – Chiping Yeh, Memorial
Fifth – Eric Terry, Memorial
Sixth – Rodrigo Osorio, Memorial

 

 

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