Vy Trinh-Nguyen – In the equation

One can easily name a number of ways in which numbers can intimidate people, especially children. To Vy Trinh-Nguyen, however, digits prove delightful, with the soon-to-be sixth grader at St. Monica School, 16th and Porter streets, achieving national recognition for her computation skills.

The inhabitant of the 2600 block of South Sheridan Street learned this most recent school year that she ranks third in the country in the self-directed First in Math enrichment program. That placement reflects a steady climb since the Whitman dweller commenced her involvement in second grade. While such distinction adds to her confidence as a pupil, the youngster also does well in dividing her enthusiasm among other pursuits, with captaincy status for her Girard Estate institution’s Reading Olympics Club and budding piano comprehension eager to subtract any trace of boredom from her life. Graced with a love for learning, the 11-year-old will make medicine her professional pursuit, as she would love to become a physician. May this Rising Star make multiple acquaintances along her journey. – Joseph Myers