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Hein places third in national Trig-Star competition

Horry County Schools’ Henry Hein is one of three students in the nation to place in the 2019 Trig-Star Competition and Scholarship Program sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors. Hein is a senior at the Scholars Academy and Carolina Forest High School.

Trig-Star is a competition that recognizes and rewards high school students who excel in mathematics, particularly trigonometry, and their teachers. The goal of the program is to demonstrate practical uses for mathematics and bring greater awareness of the surveying profession. Thirty-six state-level winners entered the annual competition, from which the three students with the highest scores placed first, second, or third. 

As the third-place winner in the 2019 Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Awards, Hein received a $500 monetary award and an opportunity to participate in the Trig-Star Scholarship Program. He says that participating in the Trig-Star Competition has helped him “learn the fruits of hard work,” as well as raising his awareness of surveying and engineering careers.

Because of Hein’s national placement, his teacher, Jennifer Zhang of the Scholars Academy, was honored with a Richard E. Lomax National Teaching Excellence Award. She received a monetary award of $250. Zhang was a finalist in the most recent Horry County Schools’ Teacher of the Year recognition program. She teaches AP Calculus and Honors-level pre-calculus, algebra and geometry.


 Hein Zhang  
 Henry Hein, senior at the Scholars Academy and Carolina Forest High School.  Jennifer Zhang, teacher at the Scholars Academy.