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East Ridge High School senior Lucy Yang, of Cottage Grove, will be competing in the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Competition, held on the Harvard University campus, this Saturday, Feb. 22. (Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith)

East Ridge student to test math mettle at Harvard

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Mathematician Paul Lockhart said it best, according to East Ridge High School senior Lucy Yang: “A mathematician is a creator of patterns. Someone who works in the medium of ideas and thoughts.”


“Math homework didn’t hamper me and it wasn’t something that I complained about that much,” Yang said. “It’s fun going beyond the busy work and being able to see the ideas in the math and the patterns.”

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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