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Math Department’s Pythagorean Prize Celebrates 25th Year

May 14, 2020

Headshot of  Logan GalindoThe Schoolcraft College Mathematics Department has announced the winners of the Pythagorean Prize, which is an annual Mathematics department award that recognizes the top three mathematics students of the academic year. 

Founded by professor emeritus Larry Williams, it’s the department’s biggest prize and is now in its 25th year. To be considered, an applicant must: 

  • Be enrolled and have taken classes at Schoolcraft College during Fall or Winter semester of the academic year of presentation.
  • Be completing or have completed at least three mathematics courses at Schoolcraft College, with at least one course at the Math 200 level or above.
  • Have an overall grade point average of at least 3.25.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.50 in mathematics courses.
  • Not have been a first-place winner of this award previously.
  • Have completed and submitted an application and essay by the deadline date.

This year’s winners are:

  • First place: Logan Galindo, $3,000
  • Second place: Klea Hoxhallari, $1,500
  • Third place: Gillian Drake, $1,000

The prize amounts are made possible, in part, from a bequest from the family of Floyd and Marian Kehrl to the Schoolcraft College Foundation. Additional funds are provided by Student Services, the Science Division, and by mathematics and other instructors.

To learn more about the winners, view the April issue of “The Right Angle,” which is the newsletter of the Schoolcraft College Mathematics Department.

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