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Classroom Building 106
Larry Langley
Department Chair
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton CA 95211

High School Math Competition

Each spring, the University of the Pacific Department of Mathematics hosts the Avanish Raina High School Math Competition, which invites high school mathletes from across the Central Valley to hone their skills and test their knowledge in an exciting day of competitive math activities.

The Avanish Raina High School Math Competition was made possible through the donation of the parents of a young Stockton man, Avinash Raina, who as a Stagg High School student had exceptional math skills. Avinash was a gifted student who believed math skills were critical to our everyday living. He not only excelled at math, but had a passion for speech and journalism. Avinash was never able to realize his many professional ambitions, because at 19 he was diagnosed with tongue cancer. Avinash succumbed to the disease in less than two years. 

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To continue Avinash's legacy of academic excellence and passion for mathematics, our Math Club students organize the competition every spring to ensure that the flame of knowledge continues to burn in his memory. The 11th annual competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Grace Covell Hall. For additional information on this year's event, please contact Dr. Chris Goff of the Pacific math department. 

Link to previous exams 

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