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Students Recognized for National Math Contest
Posted 05/16/2017 03:55PM

Six students who participated in the Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competition (MAA-AMC) were recognized Tuesday, May 16, for achieving the three highest scores from among the 36 Harvey students who took the exam

The MAA, founded in 1915, seeks to strengthen student mathematical capabilities and to underscore the importance of developing analytical skills. The organization administers the math competition in two phases, the AMC 10 for freshmen and sophomores and the AMC 12 for juniors and seniors.

Among those Harvey students who took the exam that posed 25 abstract problem-solving questions, three sophomores finished in the top three in the AMC 10.  Sanath Kumar placed first among his Harvey peers in the AMC 10, followed by Coraline Chu in second and Parker Berke, in third. The top three in the AMC 12 were juniors. Yulanda Huang finished first, Chris Liu placed second and Connor Phillips finished third.

Harvey’s Chair of the Mathematics Department Amie Phillips announced the exam results at the annual Underclassmen Awards ceremony. She said, “I am proud of all our Harvey students who took on the challenge of the AMC.”

Thousands of students across the nation took the AMCs in February.

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