CHS Students Add Mathematics Competition Top Scores to Achievements

Last month, nine Carmel High School students participated in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC), the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead to the International Mathematical Olympiad taking place later this year.

The AMC is split into two levels and features timed multiple-choice tests that are designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The competition’s goal is to provide an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes toward analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers.

Three Carmel High School students – Saanvi Prasad (Grade 10); Viviana Persico (Grade 10); Cassidy Ryan (Grade 9) – participated in the AMC 10 level for students in 10th grade and below, covering mathematics curriculum up to 10th grade.

Six Carmel High School students participated in the AMC 12 level which covered the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. The top three scorers from Carmel High School on the AMC 12 were Keerthi Atluri (Grade 11), Ryan Doherty (Grade 11) and Tayte Wong (Grade 11).

“The Mathematics Department is proud of our students for participating in the 2021 competition,” said Math Department Chair Matthew Murphy. “The contest was held virtually for the first time, which provided some real challenges to our students.”

“The fact that they were willing to put in the time to prepare and take part in this voluntary competition is a true testament to the type of students that we have at Carmel High School.”

Congratulations to our students for this outstanding accomplishment!