The Numbers Don’t Lie: Zhou, Galvan Take AMC Honors

Two Missouri Military Academy cadets have been recognized for their performance in a recent mathematics competition. Sophomore cadet Brais Galvan ’15 and senior Yu Zhou ’13 both brought home awards.

Zhou (left) and Galvan show off their certificates from AMC10 and AMC12.

Zhou (left) and Galvan show off their certificates from AMC10 and AMC12.

The American Mathematics Competition (AMC10/AMC12) is organized by the University of Nebraska and sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Akamai Foundation.  Students compete by taking a test at their school with the results passed along to the MAA.  Students in grades 8-10 participate in the AMC10 group and AMC12 is comprised of 11th and 12th graders.

Math instructor MAJ Ananta Khanal says this is the fourth year MMA cadets have entered the competition.  15 cadets took this year’s test.

This was the second math competition in which MMA students participated this school year. Cadets also competed in November’s state level contest, “Excellence in Math”, organized by St Louis Community College.