Baring a few test data hiccups, the Woburn Challenge online round 3 was a refreshing start to the new year. We are proud to have so many new rising stars tackling the challenges we work so hard to craft.
After a nail-biting defeat in round 2, returning finals champion Zixiang Zhou of London Central Secondary School has made a comeback over Brian Chau of Woburn. Zixiang was the only competitor to solve the final senior problem, and did so only half-way into the contest! Meanwhile, Michael Huang of Bell High School topped out the intermediate division in 40 minutes flat. Keep up the great work!
The senior division prizewinners for this round are:
Zixiang Zhou of London Central Secondary School ($100)
Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($50)
William Li of University of Toronto Schools ($25)
Andrew Dong of Centennial College Vocational Institute ($25)
Ava Pun of Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute ($25)
Anish Mahto of Turner Fenton Secondary School ($25)
Andrew Qi Tang of Erindale Secondary School ($25)
William Fung of Richmond Hill High School ($25)
The intermediate division prizewinners for this round are:
Michael Huang of Bell High School ($25)
Aaron Tang of Churchill Heights Public School ($25)
Steven Ung of Stephen Lewis Secondary School ($25)
Jerry Zhu of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School ($25)
Finally, we would like to applaud a job well done to the top junior division finishers: Edwin Chen and Zeyu Chen of Colonel By Secondary School, Michael Sheinman of Grimsby Secondary School, and Eric Wang of Glenforest Secondary School.
Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards during the on-site finals in May to which all of the above winners are invited (more details to come later). Do not fret if you may not be able to make the final round in person – we will mail your prize to you afterwards.
Remember that we will have many prizes in the remaining rounds of the year, so keep on practicing! Problems and solutions for this round are now posted at: woburnchallenge.com/past-contests. Once again, we thank all of you who participated, as well as teachers for sharing this with your students.