NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
July 24, 2014 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204
Suzanne 7th grader wins gold medal in math contest
WALNUT, CA—Fifty-three Suzanne Middle School students participated in the challenging AMC 8 math contest during the 2013-2014 school year. One student, Colby Chang, earned the gold metal for his school.
The AMC 8 questions covered many different topics, which exceed the normal middle school curriculum.
It is a 40-minute timed competition with 25 multiple-choice questions. The top-ten middle school students will also be taking the AMC 10.
Colby Chang, grade 7, took home the gold medal with a top score of 23 out of 25. He was also awarded an Honor Roll of Distinction Certificate for scoring in the top 1% in the nation.
Aaron Chang, grade 7, was awarded a silver medal and an Honor Roll of Distinction Certificate for scoring in the top 1% nationally.
Tied for bronze medals were Eugene Lo, Christopher Wong, both 8th graders, and Angela Zhu, a 7th grader.
In addition to bronze medals they earned Honor Roll Certificates recognizing their top 5% placement in the nation.
Joining them with Honor roll Certificates were fellow 8th graders Kevin Jensen, Matthew Nguyen and Lydia Chan. Honor Roll Certificates were also given to 7th graders Oscar Cho, Ethan Lin and Derick Tseng.
Sixth graders earning Honor Roll Certificates were Darren Chen and William Lin. Darren, William and Jennifer Zhang were additionally awarded Certificates of Achievement for scores above 15 as sixth graders.
Suzanne Middle School students were recognized for their winning scores in the AMC 8 math competition. Shown with teacher Amy Erickson.