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Press Release: Gaston Day School Students Participate in National Math Competition

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Students Place Above the Top 25% Nationally

Gastonia, NC – March 12, 2014 – Three New Oasis International Education students attending Gaston Day School – Doris Chen (grade 10), Lilith Tang (grade 9), and Grace Wang (grade 10) – participated in the 15th Annual American Mathematics Contest 10 on February 19, 2014. The students competed for local, regional, and national student and school awards. All three students scored above the top 25% nationally, while Wang, the overall winner from Gaston Day School, scored above the top 10%.

According to Prof. Steven Dunbar, who serves as Director of the American Mathematics Competitions, the AMC 12 (first offered in 1950), and the AMC 10 (first offered in 2000), are part of a series of contests sponsored each year by The Mathematical Association of America, through their program, the American Mathematics Competition. The AMC offers the only math competition series in the country leading to the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) and the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP). From this group of students, the AMC sends the highly competitive USA Team to the prestigious annual International Mathematical Olympiad.

The high school mathematics contest is given in participating schools. Its purpose is to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format. In 2013, over 220,000 students from 4,200 schools participated in the AMC 10 & AMC 12 contest.  More information will be available in the coming weeks regarding this year’s contest, as scoring is still in progress.


Press Release Submitted by Gaston Day School.