Local Youth Math Team Hong Kong Bound
The 2007 Primary Math World Contest Team Going to Hong Kong
Front row (left to right): Bobby Shen, Catherine Liu, Alexandra Ilic, Kevin Tian
Back row (left to right): Amanda Voigt, Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Max Warshauer, Sam Baegthe
A team of outstanding Texas mathematics students will compete against teams from around the world in the 11th Primary Math World Contest in Hong Kong July 14-28.
San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recently honored San Marcos Mathworks team members Alexandra Ilic, Catherine Liu, Kevin Tian of Austin and Bobby Shen of Sugarland who attended the two-week Texas Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp, working with Sam Baethge, head of the Texas American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) Team.
They will be escorted to Hong Kong by team leaders Hiroko Warshauer, math faculty at Texas State University, and Amanda Voigt, 8th grade teacher at Miller Junior High School in San Marcos, to compete in both individual and team tests with forty other teams including teams from Taiwan, Japan, China, Australia, India, and Bulgaria.
The competition is sponsored by Po Leung Kuk a renowned Hong Kong welfare and school-sponsoring organization that seeks to foster friendly relations among elementary and middle- school students from different countries.
The San Marcos Mathworks Team is sponsored by the Siemens Foundation in partnership with Texas Mathworks. The Siemens Foundation and the Kodosky Foundation are underwriting the Texas Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp training program, ensuring that all students can participate regardless of their financial background. The goal of this program is to encourage and support young students in math and science. This program prepares students who might also participate in the prestigious Siemens Competition for high school students that annually attracts over 1000 students nationwide, while offering scholarships that total over $1 million each year.
For more information, contact Texas Mathworks at 512-245-3439.
From the October 2007 Issue of Parent: Wise Austin Journal