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Suzanne Students Score Top Math Awards

NEWS                                                                                    Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             880 S. Lemon Avenue
July 18, 2013                                                                        Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204

Suzanne Students Score Top Math Awards

WALNUT, CA--Students from Suzanne Middle School’s Math Club were among nearly 150,000 worldwide participants in this year’s Math Olympiad program.

From November to March, the number wizards vied in a series of five monthly contests consisting of five math problems each.   

During weekly practice sessions, math club members geared up for the contest with the help of teacher/coach Amy Erickson and Walnut High Math Club members.  

Congratulations to the following Math Olympiad winners:

In the 6th grade category, Oscar Chou was awarded the 1st Place trophy. Tiffany Chang, Felianne Teng and Derick Tseng tied for 2nd Place, scored in the top 10% and received silver pin awards. Sylvester Yue won the 3rd Place award. He also scored in the top 50% along with Ying Lin, Brandon Young, Jerry Guo, Jonathan Wang, Phillip Leung and Sheldon Zhu. These proud winners received embroidered patches.  

In the 7th grade category, Bernard Yu was awarded the 1st Place trophy. Dylan Han took 2nd Place and Charles Gu tied with 6th grader Alice Zhang (from the Math Counts Team), who enrolled in the 7th grade category, for the 3rd Place award.

In the 8th grade category, Sophia Ding was awarded the 1st Place trophy. 7th grader Erica Chang, who enrolled in the 8th grade category, won 2nd Place.

Awards and trophies were presented to the winners on May 1, 2013 during an after school ceremony and banquet attended by Math Counts team members, Math Club members and Walnut High School Math Club student coaches.

Math Counts team members 8th grader Ayesha Ng and 6th grader Aaron Chang were also acknowledged for their 1st Place finish in the AMC 10 (American Mathematics Competition) held at Suzanne Middle School on February 21, 2013. Both students received pins and Young Student Certificates of Achievement for placing in the top 50% as students in grades below grade 10.


Aaron Chang won 1st Place in the AMC 10 competition. Shown with coach Amy Erickson. He received a pin and certificate of achievement during an after school award ceremony. 

Suzanne students show off their awards from the Math Olympiad contest. Shown with coaches Amy Erickson and Walnut High student Jessie Chan. 

Sixth grader Sylvester Yue won 3rd place in his grade level. Shown with coach Amy Erickson.