JB Guyton, PLS of Flatirons Inc. presented an award and scholarship check to Austen Mazenko, winner of the 2018 TrigStar test competition, at a presentation at the Aurora City Hall. Trig Star is sponsored by the PLSC and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) but administered locally at the school level by the committed math educators.
Austen is a sophomore at Cherry Creek High School. He completed the test with a perfect 100% in 11 minutes and 18 seconds, a feat that is difficult for even the most seasoned surveyors. He is interested in learning more about Geomatics and is looking for a real-world profession that will utilize his math abilities to their fullest extent. Mr. Guyton, who is the Colorado Director for the NSPS, is devoted to encouraging young people with an aptitude for math to consider the surveying profession and attends several outreach events each year.