Williston Students Do Well in National Math Competition

describe the imageSix Williston students recently participated in the American Mathematics Competition, a worldwide competition that involves more than 250,000 high school students. Dongyang “Don” Cheng ’11 (far right) and Jiayuan “George” Xu ’13 scored high enough on the AMC 12 and AMC 10 tests, respectively, to be invited to the next level of competition, the American Invitational Mathematics Exam.  
The purpose of the AMC exams is to increase interest in mathematics among high school students through friendly competition in a timed format. Students taking AMC exams must answer 25 multiple-choice questions within 75 minutes without the use of a calculator. Students moving on to the next level of competition will face a 4.5-hour exam. That exam will be given at the end of March.