Special Order #54 was read at lunch this week, recognizing outstanding achievement during the second quarter of 2012-13 in Math. Math Department chair MAJ Ananta Khanal awarded the following cadets the Math Bar:

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# 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.

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.

# MAJ Khanal Announces Math Bar Recipients

A number of Missouri Military Academy cadets have been honored for their work in their mathematics classes. Math Department Chair MAJ Ananta Khanal awarded the Math Bar to cadets in each grade level for outstanding achievement in math during the first half of the school year.

Cadets receiving the Math Bar (with their current math class in parentheses):

Front row (L to R): **Juan Leal ’18** (7th Grade), **Nishan Khanal ’16** (Algebra 2), **Yun Jeon ’16** (Pre-Calculus), **Yanni Le ’19** (6th Grade), MAJ Ananta Khanal

Back row (L to R): **Daniel Perez ’17** (8th Grade), **Jose Garcia ’13** (Statistics), **John Dillon ’13** (AP Calculus AB), **Eoghan Matthews ’13** (AP Calculus BC), **Nischal Khanal ’13** (AP Statistics), **Sandir de Silva ’16** (Algebra 1)

Not pictured: **David Gu ’16** (Geometry)

# Top Ten Finishes for Four Senior Cadets at St. Louis Math Competition

Results are in from a state math competition in which Missouri Military Academy cadets participated earlier this month.

On Saturday, November 10, **Blake Bibles ’13**, **Nischal Khanal ’13**, **John Mertens ’13**, and **Yu Zhou ’13** accompanied Math Department Chair MAJ Ananta Khanal to St. Louis Community College for the “Excellence in Math” competition, and the group performed admirably at the event.

In the individual competition, Khanal placed fifth and Zhou placed ninth in the senior division. The senior team comprised of those four cadets took fifth in the team competition. All four received a ribbon and certificate for their performance.

MAJ Khanal says more than 800 students from 45 Missouri high schools take part in the “Excellence in Math” event. He added that this is the fourth year MMA cadets have participated in the competition.

“Each year our students have placed in the top ten in both individual and team events,” Khanal said. “It was a challenging competition but our students represented the school very well.”

Khanal concluded by saying he was already looking ahead to next year’s competition after another year of outstanding cadet performance.

*Mertens, Zhou, Khanal, and Bibles all returned to campus with honors from this year’s “Excellence in Math” competition in St. Louis. (MAJ Khanal pictured at right.)*

# Math Bar Winners Announced

A number of cadets have been honored for their work in their mathematics classes. Math Department Chair MAJ Ananta Khanal awarded the Math Bar to a cadet from each grade level for outstanding achievement in math during the second half of the school year.

Cadets receiving the Math Bar (with their current math class in parentheses):

Front row (L to R): MAJ Peggy Reynard, **Rafael Lozano ’17** (7th Grade), **Brennon Cope ’18** (6th Grade), **Landon Smalley ’12** (AP Calculus AB), **Ziqing Zeng ’12** (AP Calculus BC), MAJ Ananta Khanal

Back row (L to R): **Jorge Cantu ’16** (8th Grade), **Jose R. Garcia ’15** (Algebra 1), **Blake Bibles ’13** (Statistics), **John Dillon ’13** (Pre-Calculus), **Yu Zhou ’13** (Algebra 2), **Yoshuo Lu ’14** (Geometry)