WALNUT, CA--Fifty Suzanne Middle School students recently participated in the challenging AMC 8 math contest.
During the national event, mathletes tackle 25 multiple-choice questions on the 40-minute timed competition. Questions cover many different topics, which exceed the normal middle school curriculum.
The top three school finishers earned medals.
Darren Chen, grade 8, took home the gold medal with a top score of 23 out of 25. He was also awarded an Honor Roll of Distinction Certificate for scoring in the top 1% in the nation.
William Lin, grade 8, earned the silver medal with a score of 20 out of 25. He also earned an Honor Roll Certificate for scoring in the top 5% in the nation.
Amber Tsao, grade 8, earned the bronze medal with a score of 17 out of 25. Additionally, she earned an Honor Roll Certificate for scoring in the top 5% in the nation.
Joining the medal winners with Honor Roll Certificates were fellow eighth graders Joseph Xu, Katherine Lee, Tyler Xu, Rongtian Yue and 6th grader Joshua Hsu.
Joshua Hsu was also awarded a Certificate of Achievement for scoring above 15 as a sixth grader.
The top-ten middle school students will also participate in the AMC 10 on February 17.
“I am very proud of the students for all of their hard work, dedication and achievements. Well done!” commented math teacher Amy Erickson.
“I am very proud of our Math Counts students and the level of success they have achieved this year,” added Principal Les Ojeda. “They have done a great job representing our school and I am proud to be their principal. Ms. Erickson has done an outstanding job as their coach and goes above and beyond preparing them for their competitions.”