Math contest: Bellevue High School students Jeffrey Wang, Justin Chang and Edward Chang placed second in the middle division of the 2005...

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MATH CONTEST:

Bellevue High School students Jeffrey Wang, Justin Chang and Edward Chang placed second in the middle division of the 2005 Four-by-Four Competition administered by National Assessment and Testing. Students participated in 10 three-minute rounds in which they attempted to answer four difficult questions. Bellevue High was ranked 20th in the nation.


OUTSTANDING INTELLECTUAL:

Lake Washington Technical College math instructor Mritunjoty Sengupta was honored by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England, as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century. Sengupta was recently given a medal, and his biography will be published in a book about the winners. He is known for his six books and approximately 50 papers on engineering. He also has served as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program in education.


DEBATE WINNERS:

Northwest University Eagles Debate Team of Kirkland took all but one of the Best Speaker awards during the Ben Padrow Invitational debate and speech tournament earlier this month. Jordan Goddard placed first; Sara Boyd, Casey Digennaro, Nathan Chambers and Kortney Thoma placed third through sixth, respectively. Goddard also placed second in impromptu speaking. Evan Muxen placed second in after-dinner speaking, third in dramatic interpretive reading and third for impromptu speaking.

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HOSPITALITY INVITATIONAL:

Liberty High School of Issaquah took home top honors in the overall competition during the fifth-annual Boyd Coffee Hospitality Invitational this month. The Liberty team scored the highest overall in three culinary events including cooking and knife skills, Knowledge Bowl and management presentations.


Compiled by Angie Ma

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