PHS Students compete in American Mathematics Competition - CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS!
The American Invitational Mathematics (AMC) Examination was administered to 38 students from Pomperaug High School (PHS) on February 10th, 2021.
On the AMC 12 exam, the following students scored the three highest scores at PHS: Jeffery Gao and Adam Ma in 1st place, Benjamin Ecsedy in 2nd place and Drew Rosenhein in 3rd place.
On the AMC 10 exam, the following students scored in the top three places at Pomperaug High School: Jason Hu in 1st place, Samarth Keerthivasan in 2nd place, and Nihitha Nelakudity in 3rd place.
““Congratulations to the finalists and thank you to all who represented Pomperaug High School in the 2021 AMC. You should be very proud of your efforts! In a year where a number of competitions and other experiences for students have been compromised, I’m especially thankful the AMC was still able to take place for our students. All student participants should be commended for their interest and their efforts. Thank you for representing Pomperaug High School!” said Christopher Walsh, Math / Science Department Chairperson for Region 15.
The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.