CANAAN, VT -- Canaan Memorial High School senior Tyler Gray was fourth-prize winner of the 19th annual Mathematics Talent Search sponsored by the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition. Tyler solved all but one of the 32 very challenging problems correctly on the four tests, having won first prize last year.

In a ceremony on May 1 at a Sunset Ballroom dinner, witnessed by parents, teachers and Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca, who praised the student winners in his remarks, Jim Donatelli, educational technology consultant of Texas Instruments, presented Tyler with a hand held TI calculator and the other non-repeating top scorers sophisticated TI software. The top winners also received University Mall gift certificates.

This year two student tied for first place, Kevin Wang, a senior at South Burlington High School and Matthew Wu a freshman at Essex High School.

Other winners included third-place winner Yuzhou (Oscar) Lin, a junior at Thetford Academy; Zachary Farr of BFA St. Albans; Stuart Guertin of Middlebury Union High School; Vivian Huang, Tristan Ohlson, Cody Yu and Aleksandra Zakrzewska, all of South Burlington High School; Vignesh Rajendran of Essex High School; and Zhili Feng of Lyndon Institute.

The winners are all invited to be a part of the team of 15 representing Vermont in the annual American Region Mathematics League competition at Penn State University on June 1-2 and to attend the 2012 Governor's Institute in Mathematical Sciences to be held at the University of Vermont June 17-22. Tyler will be traveling to Penn State and this year will serve as a junior counselor for the Governor's Institute.

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