President George W. Bush honored the 2008 Lockheed Martin MATHCOUNTS National Competition winners in an Oval Office ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. President Bush praised each of the top finishers for their outstanding achievement and their commitment to academic excellence. Texas State Team Champions Kevin Li of College Station, Kevin Tian of Austin and Ding Zhou of Houston. National Individual Runner-up and Texas team member Bobby Shen of Sugarland was competing in an international math competition in Hong Kong and was unable to attend the ceremony.
Bobby Shen, Kevin Tian, and Kevin Li have all attended the Junior Summer Math Camp held by Texas Mathworks.
President George W. Bush welcomes the 2008 MATHCOUNTS National Competition Award winners to the Oval Office at the White House, Tuesday, July 15, 2008. From left are, math coach Jeffrey Boyd of Sugarland, Texas; Ding Zhou of Houston, Texas; Kevin Tian of Austin, Texas; Kevin Li of College Station, Texas; Darryl Wu of Bellevue, Wash.; coach Kristian Klaene of Lexington, Ky.; Anderson Wang of Ambler, Pa.; coach Lon-Chan Chu of Redmond, Wash.; Evan Miller of Owenboro, Ky., and coach David Hallas of Pittsburgh, Pa. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush with math coach Jeffrey Boyd of Sugarland, Texas; Ding Zhou of Houston, Texas; Kevin Tian of Austin, Texas; and Kevin Li of College Station, Texas