Back in November, students at Wayland Middle School participated in the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8). This is the entry-level contest in the American Mathematics Competitions program administered by the Mathematical Association of America, a group composed primarily of university mathematicians from around the country.
Six students scored high enough in the contest to place in the top 5% of middle school math students nationwide and are invited to continue on to the next level of competition. In February these students will participate in the AMC 10, a contest which covers high school mathematics. The AMC 10 is designed to contain a range of questions of various difficulties, although most of the problems are quite hard for highly successful middle school students.
Congratulations to the following students for their performance on the AMC 8 and their invitation to participate in the AMC 10:
Alex Ding (8th grade)
Ryan Urato (8th grade)
Michael Liu (8th grade) Brendan Ho (8th grade)
June Kim (6th grade) Natalie Wong (7th grade)
Special congratulations go to Alex Ding and Michael Liu who tied for school winner, and to 6th grader June Kim who earned a spot on the Achievement Roll.