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Ceremony honors UW Medalists Will Johnson, Mark Bun

Mark Bun, Will Johnson

Hank Levy, Dave Bacon, Mark Bun, Will Johnson, Richard Ladner

Each year the University of Washington recognizes the top student (of roughly 7,000) in the previous year’s Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes as class Medalists.

In January, in a double-header, CSE’s Mark Bun was named the University of Washington Sophomore Medalist, and CSE’s Will Johnson was named the University of Washington Junior Medalist.

Will and Mark were honored on Wednesday March 31 at the home of University of Washington President Mark Emmert.  CSE faculty members Dave Bacon, Richard Ladner, and Hank Levy attended as their guests.

In the past decade, 12 CSE students have been recognized as University of Washington Medalists — an extraordinary record.  Johnson was recently in the news for being named a Putnam Fellow for finishing among the top five students in the nation — from among 4,036 competitors — in this year’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.