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East Islip High School Announces American Math Competition Winners

Pictured: East Islip High School recently announced the winners of the American Math Competition: with Matt Freisem Erica Huang, Sharon Lin, James Ritter, Niko Stavropoulos and Patrick Vasquez.

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East Islip High School recently announced the winners of the American Math Competition, the first in a series of rigorous competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, the AMC 10 and AMC 12 are 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examinations in high school math, designed to promote problem-solving skills. The AMC 10 is for students under the age of 17.5 and in 10th grade or below, and covers the high school math curriculum up to 10th grade. The AMC 12, for students under the age of 19.5 and in grades 12 and below, covers the entire high school math curriculum, including trigonometry, advanced algebra and advanced geometry.

East Islip had a total of 66 participants, 16 for the AMC 10 and 50 for the AMC 12. East Islip’s AMC 10 first-place winner was James Ritter, with Matt Freisem and Sharon Lin tied for second place. The school’s AMC 12 first-place winner was Erica Huang, with Niko Stavropoulos and Patrick Vasquez tied for second.

“Congratulations to the contest winners and to all the students who participated,” Math and Science Director John Genova said. “I am grateful that we have strong support and interest in mathematics learning amongst our students and faculty.”

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