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HWS Students Enter Putnam Mathematics Competition

On Saturday, Dec. 6, seven HWS students participated in the 64th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition. This national contest challenges students individually to create solutions to 12 very difficult mathematics problems ranging from number theory to calculus to combinatorics. Team scores for colleges are computed based on individual scores with the top team prize worth $25,000.

Approximately 3000 students at 400 colleges and universities take the exam each year. HWS students participating in the 2003 competition were Michael Fazio '04, Pamela Kirby '06, Robert Kline '04, Derrick Moore '05, David Niedzwiecki '05, Leya Tesmenitsky '04, and Avram Williams '06. Scores for the contest will be available in early spring. The HWS team is advised by Professor John Vaughn in the Mathematics Department.

More information about the Putnam Competition is available at