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From left, Bill Burger (local sponsor), Don Murphy (state coordinator), Davis Trumm (Trig-Star) and Mike Weber (local sponsor). Not pictured, Dave Schneider (local sponsor).

Cascade High student Davis Trumm recently received the best state score in the annual Trig-Star competition.

Trumm, the son of Mark and Mary Ann Trumm, of Cascade, had the highest score in the shortest amount of time and was named Cascade High School’s Trig-Star. After the initial review, Trumm’s results were sent to the state coordinator, where it was determined that he, in fact, was the State of Iowa’s 2021 Trig-Star.

The Trig-Star is an annual competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors. This year’s contest was sponsored by local land surveyors Mike Weber, of Bernard, Bill Burger, of Worthington and Dave Schneider, of Farley.

The goal of this competition and program is to recognize and stimulate the best students in mathematics from various school districts throughout the country, and to build an awareness of surveying and mapping as a profession among high school students.

Similar to previous years, the contest was a series of complicated trigonometry problems that were given to Trumm by Cascade math teacher James Knepper. The test was one hour and was held April 20, 2021.

By the end of June, Trumm will represent the State of Iowa in the National Trig-Star competition and complete the national test as well.