Saturday February 4, 2017, ten AMSB eighth-grade students participated in the New Haven chapter of the Math Counts Competition. There were 16 schools present and 130 students competing. Each school sends a team of four who compete in the team level of competition. In addition to the team competition, all of the students compete in two individual rounds. The teams who placed first to fourth plus the individual students who score in the top 25% continue on to the state competition.
AMSB placed second in the team competition. The students who made up the team of four were Josh Feuerstein, Kevin Lu, Arnav Paliwal, and Hanna Skiba. In addition, five of our students tied for fifth place in the overall competition: Josh Feuerstein, Alicia Gopal, Kevin Lu, Arnav Paliwal and Tam Vu. Nine out of ten of the students on the AMSB team placed in the top 25% of the chapter competition. In the final countdown round, where the top eight out of all the students competing get called down to answer math questions head to head, three were AMSB students.
The four members of the team plus Tam Vu, Alicia Gopal, Kabir Khwaja, Aamnah Malik and Peter Scully will be competing at the state level of competition, held at the University of Hartford on March 11, 2017. More kids qualified for States from AMSB then any other school who competed. We are so proud of our students!!
Pictured from top left (Arnva Paliwal, Kevin Lu, Tam Vu, Jonathan Wang, Josh Feuerstein, Kabir Khwaja, Alicia Gopal, Hannah Skiba, Peter Scully, Aamnah Malik)