After a strong showing at Academic Challenge regionals, Upper School students continued a successful year of math and science contests at the American Mathematics Competitions, with junior Merlin Mo and senior Frank Li posting scores in the top 5 percent of students worldwide.

The two were among 3,000 students to qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination by scoring in the top 5 percent on the AMC test for juniors and seniors.

Run by the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.

Lydia Liu was our third-highest finisher on the test for juniors and seniors, followed closely by Tiffany Chen, Ricky Zheng, Rory Desmond, Shuji Lu, and Matthew McKnight.

On the freshman-sophomore test, MPA high scorers were Joshua Sun, Shawn Shi, Cole Jackson, Kaleb Bandele, and eighth-grader Lauren Fifer.

Great job, all!