**RESULTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS ****OF**** THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF THE
MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL “KONSTANTIN VELICHKOV” CONTRIBUTING TO THE EXCELLENT IMAGE
WE MAINTAIN**

The popularity of the school
is largely due to achievements of our students demonstrated at various international
and national events in the fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology etc.

In recognition of their
achievements the following students have been granted **admission to
institutions of higher education without sitting for entrance examinations:**
Gåîrgi Hàdzhijski,
Seryozha Ivanov, Lyubîmir Birov, Petur Kopanov,
Veselin Petrov, Krasimir Stoyanov, Milan Shopov, Zlatko Petrov, Asen Nikolov,
Zornitsa Georgieva, Stoiko Kostov, Toma Nikolov, Dimitur Iliev etc.

Teams and individual contestants from the school have won prizes in prestigious competitions:

In **1974** Ivan Markov ranked third at the national level of
defense of his scholarly essay in Mathematics and so did Atanas Madzharov in
1978.

In **1975** the school team as a whole ranked first and our teams
of year 9 and year 11 students ranked first as well at the national competition
in Mathematics in Kazanluk.

In **1976** our year 9 team was first at the national competition
in Mathematics in Yambol.

In **1978**
our year 11 team was first
again and the school team as a whole ranked third at the national competition in
Mathematics in Yambol.

In **1979**
Petur Kopanov ranked fourth at
the national level of the Annual National Competition in Mathematics and ranked third at the International Competition in Mathematics in London.

In **1980**
again Petur Kopanov ranked first at the national level of the
Annual National Competition in Mathematics. In the same year at the national competition in
Mathematics in Yambol our school team as a whole ranked second and the year 11 team was first. The
special award "Àtanas Radev" was given to our year 11 student Zdravko Stoenchev.

In **1978/79**
Stoyan Avramov made it to the national level of defense with his
scholarly essay in Physics.

In **1980/81**
Stoyan Ivanîâ and Lyudmil Haralampiev
ranked second among the year 11 students at the national level of defense of
scholarly essays in Mathematics.

In **1981/82**
the year 11 student Krum Kratunchev and the year 8 student Todor
Genov made it to at the national level of defense of scholarly essays in
Mathematics.

In **1982/83**
the year 9 students Petya Petrova and Teodor Konsulov reached the final level
of the Annual National Competition in Mathematics, at which the contestants to
represent the country at the International Competition in Mathematics were
selected. In
the same academic year our
school team ranked second at the national competition in Mathematical
Linguistics in Rouse and it was equally
successful during the following 1983/1984 academic
year.

In **1983/84** Eli Daskalova and Stoyanka Kuzeva
made it to the national level of defense of
scholarly essays in Mathematics, where their fellow students Spas Vuchkov, Teodor Konsulov, Asen Trahyanyarov and Todor
Genov did a good job at defending their papers.

In **1984/1985** Emil Dinkov was the absolute national champion and Lyubîmir Birov ranked fourth at the national competition
in Mathematical Linguistics in Varna. Lyubîmir Birov was also among the prize winners at the
national level of the Annual National Competition in Mathematical Linguistics.

In **1985/1986**
our team consisting of: Rosen Dimitrov, Zlatko Petrov and Lyubîmir Birov ranked fifth among 26 competing teams at the national competition in Computer Science in Plovdiv. Ivailo Lalov
made it to the national competition in Electronics in Sliven. Krasimir Stoyanov and
Georgi Burov made it to the
national level of the Annual National Competition in Physics. Margarita Praskova,
Elena Rosidova, Svetlana Hristoskova and Rositsa Miteva achieved good results at the national
level of the Annual National Competition in Biology. Ivanêà Atanasîâà and Boryana
Tonova took part in the
national level of the Annual National Competition in Chemistry.

In **1986/87**
our team ranked third and Zlatko Petkov was third among the individual contestants
at the national competition in Computer Science in Plovdiv. The
same year Angel
Stefanov and Lyubîmir Birov made
it to the national level of the Annual National Competition in Mathematics. Lyubîmir Birov, Stoiko
Kostov and Dilyan Blagov get the highest possible score at the
national competition in Mathematics in Varna.

In **1987/88**
Stoiko Kostov, who was then a
year 9 student was included as a reserve in the Bulgarian team for the
International Competition in Mathematics in Austria, and the following year he took part in the International Competition in Mathematics
in China. The same year Asen Nikolov was selected at the final level of the
Annual National Competition in Chemistry and represented the country at the Balkan States Competition in Chemistry where he ranked third. Milan Shopov and Vladimir Urumov made it to the final level
of the Annual National Competition in Chemistry. Our teams ranked sixth at the National Tournament in
Computer Science in Plovdiv and fourth at the national competition in
Mathematics
“Atanas Radev" in Yambol.

In **1988/89**
our team of year 10 students
ranked third and Stoiko Kostov ranked
second among the individual contestants at the national competition in
Mathematics in Varna. The same year Angel
Tinchev was first and Stoiko Kostov was
second at the International Competition in Mathematics in Stavropol. Milan Shopov ranked sixth at the final level of the Annual
National Competition in Chemistry.

In **1989/90**
our school team as a whole
ranked third, two year 7 students ranked second
and third accordingly, a year 10 student – second and a year 11 student – third at the national competition in Physics in Sozopol. Tzvetelina Stefanova
made it to the national level of
defense of scholarly essays in Physics. Lyubîmir Pashov ranked first in Pazardzhik and third in Asenovgrad; and
the year 7 students Denitsa Nesheva and
Tatyana Kuznetsova also did very well at the
sequence of regional competitions carried our in Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan and Asenovgrad. Lyubîmir Pashovranked second at the competition in
Physics at Vurhovruh Mountain Hostel.

In **1990/91**
Todor Gunchev ranked
third at the national level of defense of his scholarly essay in Mathematics. Dimitur Gergishanov, Tsvyatko
Zagorski and Ivan Ovcharov
made it to the national level of the Annual National Competition in Mathematics. Dimitur Georgiev and Dimitrina Draleva made it to the national level of the Annual National
Competition in Biology. Svetla Petrova was admitted to a National Training Camp in
recognition of her success at the national level of defense of her scholarly
essay in Biology. Yavor Tsvetkov made it
to the national level of defense of his scholarly essay in Physics. Blagoi Nikolov, Yavor
Tsvetkov and Vasil Katsarov made
it to the national level of the Annual National Competition in Physics.

In **1993/94**
Dimka Chorleva made it to the
national level of the Annual National Competition in Biology.

In **1994/95**
Toma Nikolov was included as a
reserve in the Bulgarian team for the International Competition in Mathematics in recognition of his success at the
national level of the Annual National Competition in Mathematics.

In **1995/96**
Svetoslav Petkov, Nikolai Tankov and Julian Rousinov made it to the national level of the Annual National
Competition in Mathematics.

In **1996/97**
Alexander Velin made it to the national level of the Annual National
Competition in Computer Science and Krasimira Spasova
- to at the national level of
the Annual National Competition in Biology. Nikolai Tankov was among the top ten contestants in the
National Tournament in Mathematics "Ivan Salabashev" in Stara Zagora.

In **1997/98** Alexandra Onosova won a scholarship to attend George
Washington University, USA. Zorka Georgiåva ranked twelfth at the
national level of the Annual National Competition in Biology. Ó÷åíèöèòå Deyan Gagov,
Petur Kormoushev and Alexander Velin took part in the national competition in
Computer Science in Ïëåâåí. The same year our
preparatory class team consisting of: Stoyan
Fournadzhiev,
Petur Pirovski, Boyan Stanilov and Vasil Nikolov ranked fifth among 23 competing teams at the Winter Celebrations of Mathematics
National Competition.

In **1998/99**
due to the excellent
performance of Vasil Nikolov and Stoyan Fournadzhiev our year 8 team ranked fifteenth among 39
competing teams at the Winter Celebrations of Mathematics National Competition. At the same competition our team consisting
of: Petur
Kormoushev, Deyan Gagov and Dimitur Iliev and competing in Computer Science was seventeenth. Our year 10 student Dimitur Iliev achieved a score at the national level of
the Annual National Competition in Computer Science equivalent to an excellent
grade/5.50/ at an entrance exam and had he been a senior he would have been
admitted to a university with major in Computer Science. Our students took part
with 11 cartoon projects into the European Conference “Eurologo-99”. Vasil Stoimenov ranked fourth at the national level of the
Annual National Competition in Mechanical Drawing. Stoyan Iboushev
ranked seventh at the national level of the Annual National Competition in
Astronomy.
Marko Kostadinov with his
grade of 4.975 ranked 27^{th}, among 131 participants at the national
competition in Chemistry in Vratsa. The same student did very well at the
Annual National Competition in Chemistry as well.

In **1999/2000**:

1.Our year 9 student Stoyan Fournadzhiev ranked 30^{th} among 90 contestants
at the Winter Celebrations of Mathematics National Competition in Rouse;

2. Our year 9 team ranked 12^{th}
among 23 competing teams and Vasil Nikolov received the maximum number of points for his solution of Atanas Radev’s problem for the special award of the
Bulgarian Union of Mathematicians and our
year 9^{th} /after an
additional year of language training/ ranked 17^{th}
among 22 competing teams at the national competition
in Mathematics "Atanas Radev"
inYambol;

3. The year 11 student Dimitur Iliev did very well at the national level of the
Annual National Competition in Physics in Plovdiv and in recognition of that he was granted admission into a speciality
of his choice within the Physics major at the University of Plovdiv;

4.8 year 10 students did well at the National
Tournament in Physics organized by the University of Plovdiv with Stefan Trendafilov ranking first, Cyril Nikolov-second, and Metodi Bozhilov-third;

5. Our year 11 team ranked 12^{th} among 27 competing teams.Vladimir Ivanov was
our most successful contestant in the individual competition – he ranked 49^{th} among 160 contestants
at the national competition in Chemistry
in Vratsa.

In **2000/2001**
Our year 10 team ranked 9^{th}
among 26 competing teams with Petur Pirovski and Stoyan Fournadzhiev ranking 12^{th} among 90 contestants at the Winter Celebrations of Mathematics
National Competition in Burgas.

Since the academic1979/1980 the following students from the Mathematical School “Konstantin
Velichkov” have received **special
scholarships for exceptional achievements in the field of Mathematics:** Petur Kopanov, Zdravko Stoenchev, Ivan Plachkov, Valentina Danailova, Krum Kratounchev, Svetlana Ousounova, Hristina Stefanova, Petya Petrova, Emiliya Gogova, Kostadin Petkov, Ivanêà Shangalova, Lyubîmir Birov, Dimitur
Dimitrov, Tsvyatko Zagorski, and Dimitur Gergishanov.

Our students traditionally do well and rank among the prize winners in competitions in Literature, History and Health Education as well as in sports – volleyball, athletics, basketball etc. at the municipal and regional tournaments. All that demonstrates that our students receive well balanced education and instruction in all subjects. In other words our students are some of the most competitive high school graduates in our region.

This claim is also supported
by the fact that a substantial part of the intellectuals in Pazardzhik and its region has studied at the Mathematical
School “Konstantin Velichkov”. Our alumni
have become computer programmers and engineers, university professors,
teachers/some of them teach here/, lawyers, experts in the Ministry of
Education or other ministries, engineers, doctors, military and police
officers, actors, journalists, politicians, musicians and poets. Some of the
most famous among them are: the corresponding member Prof. Petur Kenderov, Petur Kopanov,
Stoyan Ganev, Sofia Dimitrovà, Ilko Savov, Vasil Bozhinov, Eli Rakova, Stoyan Parpoulov, Stefan Apostolov, Krustyo Tankov, Dimitur
Marin, Yanina Kasheva, Georgi Kadourin, Ivan Garelov, Diana Batsieva, Angel
Vasilev, Georgi Kaminski, Sonya Kouzeva, Tereza Vuchkova etc.

It is indisputable, that the
Mathematical School “Konstantin Velichkov” has been an excellent stepping stone to the
institutions of higher education and the best proof of that is the large number
our alumni who have graduated from universities and polytechnics. Íåóñïîðèìî å, ÷å
íàé-äîáðèÿò òðàìïëèí êúì âèñøèòå ó÷åáíè çàâåäåíèÿ ñè îñòàâà Almost 3000 of our about 3500 school
graduates either have or are on their way to get their diplomas of higher
education. From 1989 to 2000 the exact numbers are: 1141
graduates admitted to institutions of higher education out of a total of 1531. Preferred institutions among our students
are: the University of Plovdiv chosen by 226
graduates, the Technical University - 223, Sofia University - 197, The University of National and World Economy - 81, the University of Architecture and Civil
Construction-62 etc. Our graduates have attended some of the
most prestigious universities in England, Germany, France and the USA. Our
graduates are close to a hundred percent successful in continuing their
education in institutions of higher learning. In mathematical terms the percent
of our successfully continuing their education gravitates towards a hundred. All graduates of 2000 with major in Mathematics and Computer Science went
to university /i.å. 100%/, and the per cent for the whole batch of 2000
graduates is 87.5% and only 19 students
didn’t continue their education.

For its 32 years of existence
the Mathematical School “Konstantin Velichkov” has proved itself to be one of the very best schools
in the region of Pazardzhik. All these years the school has fulfilled the major
purpose of its existence, included in the explanatory notes of the order to
establish the school quoted on the page dedicated to our past. The student achievements mentioned above are largely due to the almost 200 teachers who have worked here and the
obvious success was preceded by lots of sleepless nights and extra hours of
hard work. Some of the most prominent teachers who
used to work at the school in the past and whose efforts made the students’
achievements possible are: the
first headmaster of the school Minko Minkov, his successor Ivan Kourtev, the deputy headmasters Lidiya Loupova and Yanka
Kitova; the latter was awarded the order of "Cyril and Methodius" in the second degree, Lyudmila Arnaoudova and Petko Arnaoudov, Stoyanka
Genova, Mitka Kourteva, Ivanêà Cholakova,
Venelin Abadzhiev, Yanko Donkov, Stoyanka Kibritova,
Dora Andreeva, Ekaterina Dineva, Angel Andonov, Zdravka Vulchinova, Ekaterina Nikolova,
Nikola Haralampiev, Natasha Richeva, Mariya Zaharenko, Tatyana Yankova, Radka Dinova, Irina
Aleksieva and many others.

At present 52 teachers are
employed by the school, of whom one is a doctor of history- Ana Rabadzhiyska,
one has the highest level of professional qualification - Mariya Gyulemetova,and many have acquired the second level of professional
qualification- Tsvetana Ivanîâà, Verka Tsoneva, Lidia Kotseva, Gina Krustanova, Dimitur Kralev, Reni Kormousheva, Tsvetka Andonova, Daniela Monova, Dora Doulcheva /senior expert in Mathematics and
Computer Science at the Regional Inspectorate of the Ministry of Education/, Tsanko Bangyozov, Adelina Chopanova, Mariyana Tsvetanova and Margarita Ilieva.

Purvan Mironov was awarded
the Medal of "Neofit Rilski" for his outstanding achievements in
Pedagogy.

At present the efforts of the
school management are focused on cultivating our students as good citizens. For
the purpose we draw on our traditions but we also rely on new ways and means to
meet the demands of the present day.

Translator: I. Trendafilov