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Collin Student Excels In Math Competition

July 11, 2006--Collin student Chang Young Jang of Plano won first place overall in the southwest conference of the Student Mathematics League, a national competition hosted by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year colleges (AMATYC). As a team, Collin finished fourth in the region.

Any student at a two-year college is eligible for the contest, which requires taking two tests over a six month span.

The test covers precalculus mathematics, including precalculus algebra, trigonometry, synthetic and analytic geometry and probability.

"This is quite an honor for both Young and the college. In the last few years, we have been making our mark in the southwest region. Ed Bock, our sponsor, has done a good job of preparing our students," said Dr. Cameron Neal, dean of the division of Math and Natural Sciences. "Young has taken our most challenging courses and excelled."

For his effort, Jang won a $500 scholarship to Collin or any Texas college of his choice.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.

For more information on Collin mathematics, call 972.881.5881.