The results from the annual American Mathematics Competition (AMC) have been announced for Pomperaug High School.
On the AMC 12 exam, the following students received the three highest scores at PHS: Joshua Bang in 1st place, Nihitha Nelakudity in 2nd place, and Jason Hu in 3rd place. On the AMC 10 exam, the following students received the three highest scores at PHS: Somya Nog in 1st place, Sohan Nelakudity in 2nd place, and Kamya Keerthivasan in 3rd place. There were 22 students from PHS who participated in the annual American Mathematics Competition that was administered in November.
“As a district we are so proud of all the students who participated in this year’s American Mathematics Competitions. All student AMC participants should be commended for their interest and their efforts. Thank you for your strong representation of 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 Math Olympiad.
PHOTO L-R: Jason Hu, Joshua Bang, Sohan Nelakudity, Nihitha Nelakudity, Somya Nog, Kamya Keerthivasan participated in the annual American Mathematics Competition (AMC)