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SCVTHS JUNIOR PARTICIPATES IN AMERICAN INVITATIONAL MATHEMATICS EXAMINATION

Rachel Yuh, a junior in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences at SCVTHS

Rachel Yuh, a junior in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS), who recently competed in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME).

 

This past summer, Rachel Yuh, a junior in the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences at SCVTHS, qualified and took part in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). The examination is an exclusive fifteen question test, given to those who rank in the top 5% on the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 12 high school mathematics examination. According to the Mathematical Association of America, the AIME is the second of two tests used to determine qualification for the United States Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the first being the AMC.

SCVTHS Mathematics Instructor Bryant Jefopoulos stated, “I am very proud of Rachel. While Rachel may be naturally gifted at math, what sets her apart from other students is her determination and the effort she puts into the subject. Rachel looks for every opportunity to gain more mathematics knowledge. She competes in math tournaments through the school (Math Madness) and also attends mathematics summer camps. Rachel's score on the AMC 10 puts her in the top 2.5% of students who took the test which is truly impressive. I look forward to seeing how she does on the AMC 12 her junior and senior year.”

“Taking the exam was definitely a challenge, but I thought it was a rewarding experience overall,” said Rachel Yuh. “It was really amazing seeing how very simple math concepts could be applied in various, abstract ways. I believe that these contests inspired me to do more math outside of school, whether it be taking online classes or applying and getting accepted to the Canada/USA Mathcamp.” Rachel went on to add, “I am really thankful for Mr. Jefopoulos, my freshman and sophomore math teacher, for hosting these competitions and guiding me through them. I hope to encourage others into trying out these types of events and also exploring the diverse fields of mathematics.”

 

For more information contact James Strickhart at (908) 526-8900, x7169 or jstrickhart@scvts.net.