Record Five SHS Students Qualify for American Invitational Math Exam

A record five North Colonie CSD students qualified to take the American Invitational Math Examination earlier this winter.

The students are: Harry Shen, 12th grade; Ian Gu, 10th grade; Kevin Lu, 10th grade; Sophia Hu, 8th grade; and Samuel Lin, 8th grade.

Five North Colonie CSD students who qualified for American Math Exam
Pictured from left are: Sophia Hu, Harry Shen, Samuel Lin, Kevin Lu, and Ian Gu

These students qualified for the exam based on their high performance on the American Mathematics Competition. The Mathematical Association of America American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and accompanying curriculum materials that help America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics and problem-solving in middle and high school students. 

Many students take this exam to determine how they perform against students across the country. In the past, Shaker High School has had at most two students qualify for the AIME, but this year we had five students, said teacher Nick Verdile. 

The MAA AMC program helps students develop the analytical skills needed for future STEM careers in an innovative society. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 examination is taken nationwide by nearly 400,000 students and is part of the process to identify the US Math Olympiad team.  

Congratulations to these students!


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