Congratulations to AES grade eight student Si Hyun (Shawn) Lee who earned 1 of 4 spots at the 2015 MATHCOUNTS National Competition. Shawn will be member of the U.S. Department of State Team. To qualify for this prestigious honor, Shawn first had to have one of the top four scores at AES, and then one of the top four scores amongst students at international schools around the world. The 3 other students are from Hong Kong International School, Singapore American School, and Taipei American School and will meet Shawn in Boston, Massachusetts from May 7 to 10. Shawn will be one of only 224 students worldwide taking part in this special weekend that includes the competition as well as tours of the Boston area and a banquet honoring the mathletes. Shawn participated in MATHCOUNTS for each of his three years in the AES Middle School. In 2014 and 2015, he was a member of the winning team in the regional competition. AES has previously been represented at the MATHCOUNTS National Competition by Ju Yun Nam (2011) and Sejin Park (2012). We wish Shawn the best of luck next month in Boston!