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Stratford School Students Shine at American Mathematics Competition 8

Each year, thousands of students across the nation apply their problem-solving skills in the annual Mathematical Association of America (MAA)’s American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8). This year, 34 students at five Stratford School locations achieved Honors Status at the 2017 AMC 8 examination, placing students in the top 5 percent nationally. The AMC 8 is the nation’s leading mathematics competition for middle schoolers and is designed to cultivate the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem solvers.

The sum of the top three scores ranked students at Stratford Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School, Fremont Middle School, San Francisco Middle School, San Jose Middle School, and Milpitas Middle School in the Honors category. A total of 28 students from all five schools qualified in the Honors category. Additionally, five students from Stratford Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School and one from Stratford Fremont Middle school scored in the Distinguished Honor Roll category, placing these honored students in the top 1 percent nationally.

“It is immensely heartwarming to congratulate our students on their recent AMC 8 achievements,” said Sherry Adams, Founder of Stratford School. “Our students make us proud! This is a testament to their strength of mind, spirit, and character. We commend them on their success as they continue on to the next level of competition.”

The Mathematical Association of America created the American Mathematics Competition over 60 years ago. The MAA is the nation’s largest professional society focusing on making mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. The main goal of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level.

The American Mathematics Competition encourages and challenges students to continue their future mathematics education beyond the high school level. This approach ties directly to Stratford School’s goal of encouraging a child’s natural curiosity through a balanced curriculum emphasizing problem solving and critical thinking skills through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education.

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