It has been quite an exciting year for the George School Math Team.
Wilson Chen ’23 qualified for the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO). The USAJMO is the highest organized math contest for 10th graders and below.
Wilson earned a score in the top 2.5 percent and was one of 1,000 students to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). After the AIME, he then qualified to take the USAJMO, one of about 220 students.
Ellen Zhang ’21 received the 2021 Akamai AMC 12 B Certificate of Excellence from the Mathematical Association of America. Ellen is among the top five scorers for the AMC 12 B in her MAA Section.
“I feel honored and grateful,” said Ellen. “It is a sign that my hard work and the support from my parents and coaches have helped me get far in mathematics.”
Head of the Math Department, Kevin Moon said, “I knew she had an extraordinary score, so I dug deeper. About 5,000 female students took the test, and she had the 17th best score. Again, incredible.”
Last, but certainly not least, the math team competed against several thousands of teams from across the world in the Purple Comet Spring Competition. George School’s team was the top school in Pennsylvania. In the small high school division, the team came in 14th place out of 288 teams and ranks 21 out of 884 teams worldwide. The George School math team members are Ellen, Wilson, Forest Ho-Chen ’22, Justin Liu ’21, Jason Liu ’22, and Alex Chen ’24.
Congratulations the entire George School Math Team on a successful year.