Atsu Manigar and his twin sister Atsufui know a little something about mathematical odds. They also know a little something about defying them.
After outscoring nearly 2000 county high schools on a 40 question test covering numerous areas mathematical areas, Atsu “Cici” Manigar was invited to Oklahoma City to take part in the U.S. High School Mathematics Championship in July.
There, he won the overall competition, becoming the first freshman to ever do so.
Atsufu “Mimi” Manigar had tagged along to support her brother, but on the second day of competition was invited to compete in place of another student who had a conflict.
She came away with several medals of her own.
Cici Manigar is further accelerated and is currently taking a third-term college calculus class at Ramapo College. During day one of the two-day competition, Cici Manigar took first place in the calculus and modular math events and won silver in the number theory session. In addition to the medals, Cici Manigar received a trophy, a laptop computer and a Voyager calculator.
Team events were held on the second day, during which Mimi Manigar helped her 4-person team win a gold medal in the problem solving event and several other silver medals.
District officials described the pair as champions.
Above: Cici Manigar (left) and his sister Mimi Manigar, math champions.
picture provided by the East Ramapo Central School District