Federal Way School District’s Thomas Jefferson High School, located in Auburn, recently placed 17th in the 2012 Ciphering Time Trials, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing. Several Thomas Jefferson students received individual awards. Individually, Eric Kim placed 25th in the 12th-grade division; Vivek Ramanujan was 25th in the 11th-grade division and Daniel Kim placed seventh in the 10th-grade division. In the middle school division, Orgil Batzaya placed third and Richard Chung placed seventh.
Thomas Jefferson will participate in the final contest of the year, the Collaborative Problem-Solving Contest, in which the entire school can collaborate for one week, doing research or applying technology as they wish.