16 students qualify to take AIME with AMC scores

Jake Saferstein

A total of 16 students qualified for the American Invitational Math Exam March 13 with their score on the American Mathematics Competition.

The math department administered the AMC 10 (for 10th graders and below) and the AMC 12 (for any student) Feb. 4 in Chalmers. To qualify for the AIME, students had to score over 120 or in the top 2.5 percent in the country on the AMC 10, or score over 100 or in the top 5 percent in the country on the AMC 12. If students want to check their own score, they can ask their math teacher for the list of scores.

In order of score, Benjamin Most ’16, Jonathan Berman ’17, Kevin Zhang ’14, Aaron Anderson ’14, Larry Zhang ’14, Mane Williams ’14, Eric Lin ’14, Sean Jung ’16, Nick Abouzeid ’15, Hang Yang ’14, Zachary Birnholz ’14, Albert Choi ’15, Andrew Friedman ’14, Jacob Gold ’15, Aaron Shih ’15 and Nicholas Brooks ’14 qualified to take the AIME.

The math department will host the AIME, a three-hour, 15-question test. If students do well on the AIME, their AIME and AMC scores are combined to determine if they qualify for the USA Mathematics Olympiad.

“Although I’m glad I qualified for the next level of the competition, my score from the first round is nowhere near high enough to qualify for USAMO because both scores are taken into consideration,” Gold said. “I’m just having fun with this. I love this stuff.”