Earlier this year, a few dozen Pace students joined over 160,000 students worldwide in taking the American Math Competition (AMC) 10 and 12 tests. Based on those performances, three superstar students, sophomore Stephen Yang, junior David Fu and freshman Arnav Maddineni, advanced to the American Invitational Math Exam (AIME). Around 2-3% of students taking the AMC qualify for this second, much more difficult round of testing. Based on his combined scores on the AMC and the AIME, Yang has qualified for the third round of testing for tenth graders and below, called the USA Junior Math Olympiad (USAJMO). Only around 500 of the original 160,000 students qualify for this third round, and this is Stephen's second straight year doing so. Over the last three decades at Pace, only one other student has ever qualified for this test—and only three students in all of Georgia qualified for the third round last year.
Stephen will take the nine-hour, six-question USAJMO test over two days on March 21 and March 22—join us in wishing him best of luck and major congratulations on this accomplishment!