Bulgarian Kids Boast Top Scores at Princeton Math Contest

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Students from the High School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics " Academic Nikola Obreshkov" in the Black Sea city of Burgas have won second place at the 2011 Princeton University Mathematics Competition, PUMaC.

Several days ago, 8 students from the 11th and 12th grades of the Burgas-based high school returned from the United States where they competed with teams from all over the world on November 19.

The top performer in the group is twelfth-grader David Koychev, who won a medal and a fifth place in the individual ranking in the "Number Theory" category.

In the "Algebra" category, Rosen Rachev, also a twelfth-grader, ranked 10th among a total of 300-plus participants.

The Bulgarian team also included eleventh-graders Stoyan Evtimov, Nelly Chongova, Stoil Yanchev, Kaloyan Zaykov, Zlatina Valkova, Galina Kircheva and team leaders Yovka Nikolova, a teacher at "Nikola Obreshkov" and Penka Georgieva , a lecturer at the Burgas Free University.

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