WCPSS students get top scores in Math

Two Wake County students recently joined thousands of others across the country putting their math skills to the test.  Enloe High Freshmen Nikhil Reddy and Angela Deng each received perfect scores on the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) last month. They were the only public school students to receive a perfect score on the AMC 10 in North Carolina. Nikhil, Angela and 10 other students from Enloe High qualified to sit for the three-hour American Invitational Mathematics Exam.

For more than 60 years, students across the country have taken up the challenge of America’s longest-running and most prestigious math contests, The American Mathematics Competitions or the AMC. Every year, at thousands of schools in every state, more than 350,000 students are presented with a set of questions rich in content, designed to make them think.

AMC is dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the nation’s youth.  The AMC program identifies, recognizes, and rewards excellence in mathematics through a series of national contests.

 L-R: Angela Deng, Nikhil Reddy, Justin Luo and Alex Sludds from the Enloe A team. Justin Luo was the overall winner of the Todd Fuller Mathematics Competition at NCSU last fall.

L-R: Angela Deng, Nikhil Reddy, Justin Luo and Alex Sludds from the Enloe A team. Justin Luo was the overall winner of the Todd Fuller Mathematics Competition at NCSU last fall.

Enloe participated at the Duke Math Meet on February 15th. Enloe’s A team finished in fifth place overall. A runoff for first place was held among the five students who tied for a perfect score on the individual part of the contest. Angela Deng took third place overall and Nikhil Reddy tied for sixth place with eight other students who missed only one question.

 

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