Half of the top 10 overall finishers at the 29th annual Nebraska Math Day last Thursday hailed from Lincoln high schools.

Kenji Nakagawa of Lincoln Southwest is eligible for a four-year scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln worth $8,000 for his first-place finish, part of $34,000 in scholarships awarded to top-10 finishers.

Isaac Zhang and Joshua Lee of Lincoln East, Tuong Phung of Lincoln Southwest and Alix Cui of Lincoln East each earned $4,000 scholarships for finishing second through fifth, respectively. Crystal Xu of Lincoln East tied for ninth, earning a $2,000 scholarship.

Lincoln East won the Class I team exam competition, and the Lincoln East trio of Lee, Xu and Zhang claimed the large-school Math Bowl team championship. Lincoln Southwest’s team of Evan Fulton, Nakagawa and Phung finished second in the bowl competition.

Lee and Zhang tied for first on the first of the day’s two exams, earning perfect scores, while Nakagawa and Phung tied for fourth.

Norris claimed the bowl team championship in Class 3.

More than 1,350 students from 97 Nebraska high schools participated at the event on the UNL City Campus.

For a complete list of winners, go to: math.unl.edu/programs/mathday/results-new.


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