Gov. Norm Bangerter is expected to honor 46 students who achieved high scores in the difficult 1991 American High School Mathematics Examination.

Vencil Skarda of Brigham Young University, who coordinated the competition, said 40 of 100 Utah high schools participated, with West High in Salt Lake City and Timpview High in Provo scoring first and second, respectively.Matt Bjorge, a freshman at West, achieved the highest score - 121 of 150 possible. The competition is conducted in the United States, Canada and 13 other countries.

Students to be honored Friday:

Alta: Bret Ball, senior; Danny Davis, sophomore; Spencer Larsen, junior.

American Fork: Scott Sheffield, junior.

Bingham: Robert Dunn, freshman; Chad Jones, junior; Eldon Richards, senior.

Brighton: Gordon Hopper, sophomore.

Cottonwood: Benjamin Barrowes, senior; David R. Robinson, sophomore.

Davis: Chad Berbert, junior; David Hansen, sophomore.

Highland: Thomas Hardman, senior; Wade Hull, senior; Steven Parrish, senior.

Judge Memorial: Stephen Schultz, junior.

Logan: Jeff Jacobs, freshman.

Meridian: David Fearnley, sophomore.

Mountain View: Karl Fails, junior.

Ogden: Roger Roybal, sophomore.

Orem: Russell Bell, senior; Jeffrey Duke, sophomore; Allen Martin, sophomore; Jason Wood, sophomore.

Provo: Steve Tanner, freshman.

Skyline: Jason Bleazard, senior; Sopan Joshi, junior.

Springville: Eddie Miner, sophomore.

Taylorsville: Nathan Armstrong, sophomore.

Timpview: Nephi Allred, senior; Peter Avery, sophomore; Tom Draper, senior; Michael Durham, senior; Andy Evenson, senior; Michael Higley, junior; Kyle Loosli, junior.

Weber: Casey Songer, senior.

West: Matt Bjorge, freshman; David Chatwin, sophomore; Jeff Gardner, junior; Tyler Jarvik, junior; David Landon, junior; Michael Shirts, sophomore.

West Jordan: Blake Ashby, junior; Tyler Leary, senior; Nathan Pederson, junior.