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 Students Join Global Math Olympiad
WALNUT, CA-- Suzanne Middle School students were among the 110,000 students worldwide to participate in the 2013-2014 Math Olympiad program.
The team participated in a series of five monthly contests of 5 problems each, from November to March, and weekly practice sessions with Suzanne math teachers and coaches Amy Erickson and Victor Lu.
The Math Olympiad contests challenged students to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively.
“The students responded well to the challenge and were recognized for their achievements during an end of the year awards celebration,” Erickson said.
Students were awarded trophies for top scores in each grade level as well as pins and patches of recognition.
For the 6th grade, William Lin came in first with a total of 21 correct out of 25. William Lin, Darren Chen, Derek Wang, John Chou, Amber Tsao, Jennifer Zhang, Tyler Xu, and Melony Yu all received silver pins to signify a top 10% score. An embroidered patch was also awarded to Liwen Xia, Nicole Chiang, Katherine Lee, Catherine Wang, Curtis Lin, Daniel Ahu, Marco Chan, Jeremy Hsiao, Louis Wong and Kevin Chen for placing in the top 50%.
In the 7th grade, Aaron Chang was awarded the 1st Place trophy along with a patch signifying a top 50% score. Alice Zhang, Ethan Lin, Oscar Chou, Sylvester Yue, Angela Zhu, Jordin Wang, Felianne Teng, Yi Chen, Jerry Guo, Sheldon Zhu, Derick Tseng, Phillip Leung and Jing Wong also received patches for their 50% scores.
In the 8th grade, Eugene Lo was awarded the 1st Place trophy along with a silver pin recognizing his top 10% score. Christopher Wang was also awarded a silver pin. Kevin Jensen, Lydia Chan, Fabiola Delvillar, Charles Gu, Matthew Nguyen and Irene Zhou received patches for their 50% scores.
Suzanne 6th grader William Lin took 1st Place winner in the Math Olympiad program. Shown with teacher Amy Erickson.
Suzanne 6th grade Math Olympiad winners were recognized at a year-end celebration. Shown with teachers Amy Erickson and Victor Lu.
Suzanne 7th grade Math Olympiad winners show their awards. Shown with teacher Amy Erickson.
Suzanne 8th grader Eugene Lo won the 1st Place trophy and silver pin for the Math Olympiad program.
Suzanne 8th grade Math Olympiad winners were presented awards during a year-end celebration. Shown with teacher Amy Erickson.