HTHS Junior Wins Poster Contest for International Math Competition

(Secaucus, NJ––May 21, 2020) A High Tech junior had their original poster selected by the international Math Kangaroo organization to advertise the upcoming 2021 mathematics competition, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School.

The winning designer, Ramier Villarama, of Bayonne, NJ, was inspired to create a poster that captured the nostalgia of his youthful experiences with digital learning, while appealing to all math students through a straightforward design. An experienced participant in Math Kangaroo, Ramier entered the design contest after noticing a call for submissions on the Math Kangaroo website. Ramier was supported by his current Calculus instructor, Joana Lohf, a veteran and venerated HTHS teacher, who has been administering the annual Math Kangaroo competition since 2007.

Mr. Villarama’s winning poster earned him a $200 Amazon gift card, in addition to the honor of being the official poster of the 2021 contest campaign.

Of her students’ work in this project, Ms. Lohf said, “I am proud of how Ramier has blended his mathematical nature with his artistic ability to show his love of math through his design. It will help encourage others to participate in Math Kangaroo next year!”

Math Kangaroo is an annual, international mathematics competition which began in Australia in the 1980s and has since spread around the globe. Open to students from all nations and ethnicities in grades one through twelve, the goal for the competition is to make math engaging and relevant while supporting mastery of knowledge.

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