Five students qualify for math competition

Danielle Spitz

Of the 53 students at Harvard-Westlake who took the American Math Competition last month, Benjamin Most ’16, Sean Jung ’16, Nicole Kim ’18, Kylin Feng ’18 and Caroline Choi ’19 qualified to take the American Invitational Math Exam March 16. Juniors and seniors who took the AMC 12 had to score in the top 5 percent to qualify, while sophomores and freshmen who took the AMC 10 had to score in the top 2.5 percent.

The AIME is more advanced than the AMC 10 and AMC 12. Students have the opportunity to qualify for the USA Mathematics Olympiad if the combined scores of their AMC and AIME are high enough.

“I’m incredibly excited at the prospect of qualifying for USAMO, but I also know that the problems on the AIME will be incredibly difficult, and I’m a bit daunted by that,” Kim said.