LCS Students Score Among the Top in Math Contests

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In recent months, LCS students in all grades have participated in math contests to test their knowledge and challenge themselves to grow valuable problem solving skills. Competitions are not always about achieving first place, they are an important part of learning that help students develop motivation, determination, and quick thinking skills, all of which are valuable tools that can be applied in other areas of life.

I believe it’s important for students who are interested in math competitions to have a dedicated time and space to learn from one another and improve their skills. Math Club has given students that time and space this year. While Math Club is not the sole reason for the success of our students, I am certain it is part of why they have earned such great results.

Mr. Russell Gordon, Computer Science Teacher, Math Club Supervisor

Please join us in congratulating the following students for their outstanding performance in recent math competitions.

Junior Students

Jacobo de Juan Millon ’23 and Joyce Tao ’23 competed in the Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest (organized by University of Waterloo) in November. Jacobo was six points shy of a perfect score and his result was 20 points higher than the average score from 6704 participants! Joyce finished in the top 25% of participants overall.

Jacobo ’23 and Joyce ’23 also competed in the American Mathematics Contest (organized by Mathematical Association of America) along with Judy Yu ’23 in February. Judy and Joyce were among the top three student results on the AMC 10 at LCS. Jacobo’s result earned him a Certificate of Distinction (top 5% of all participants). He also earned a place on the AMC 10 Honor Roll (top 1% of all participants) and qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). After writing the AIME, he qualified for the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO). Only 180 students worldwide were invited to write the USAJMO!

Jacobo ’23, Judy ’23, Amy Shin ’23, and Steven Zhang ’23 competed in the Cayley Contest (organized by University of Waterloo) in February. Jacobo, Amy, and Judy competed as a team of three to earn a score of 404 out of 450, which placed LCS 29th out of 609 teams. Jacobo, Amy, Judy, and Steven also earned Honour Roll status for a result in the top 25% of participants overall.

Senior Students

Sihan Chen ’22, Jeewoo Lee ’21, Victoria Li ’22, and Wellesley Yu ’21 earned Certificates of Distinction (top 25% of all participants) at the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (organized by University of Waterloo) in November. Their combined scores were high enough as a team of four to earn LCS “Regional Zone Champion” status among all schools in the Peterborough area!

Sihan ’22 and Luck Wang ’23 competed in the Fermat Contest (organized by University of Waterloo) in February and earned Honour Roll status for results in the top 25% of participants overall. Notably, Luck wrote this Grade 11 contest as a Grade 10 student!

Congratulations to our students!

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Established in northeastern Ontario in 1879, Lakefield College School provides a world-renowned co-educational day and boarding school experience for Grades 9 through 12. LCS is inspired by a belief in the fundamental value of each person—caring teachers, advisors and coaches challenge and enable students to reach their individual potential, preparing them for a life of leadership and making positive contributions to the global community.