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!
ACS Abu Dhabi played host this past weekend for the regional MATHCOUNTS competition. Fifty-four students from seven international schools (Delhi, Bombay, Chennai, Cairo, Abu Dhabi) took part, including eight students from the American Embassy School.
The competition was tight this year with strong students coming from around the region. In the end, AES Team Black took the top spot in commanding form. AES Team Black consisted of Shawn Lee, Shin Young Park, Yeong Seo Kim, and Yeryeon Seo. AES Team Gold missed 3rd place by the slimmest of margins. AES Team Gold consisted of Karan Chandra, Vir Narula, Gunho Park, and Jinyoung Jang.
AES had the highest number of students in the final Top 10 Countdown Round with three student representing the Tigers. The final individual scores saw Shawn Lee in 2nd place, Shin Young in 6th place, and Yeryeon Seo in 7th place. All the mathletes should be proud of their accomplishments in this challenging competition.
The AES Middle School math teachers hosted a wonderful evening of problem solving and puzzling together with students and parents in the third annual Family Math Night on October 9th. Check out the family fun below!