Gold: Zhuoqun (Alex) Song
(Phillips Exeter Academy)
Ten remarkable mathematics students earned sixth place for Canada in the 27th Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad (APMO). Over 300 students from more than 30 countries wrote the four-hour APMO exam on March 9.
“I am incredibly proud of our students,” said International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) Chair Dorette Pronk. “Placing sixth overall is a huge accomplishment and these students have worked very hard to compete at this level.”
Thirty-two Canadian students wrote the APMO and ten students competed officially in the contest. Students are invited to write the APMO based on their results in other national and international competitions.
The following students officially competed in the APMO:
Gold: Zhuoqun (Alex) Song (Phillips Exeter Academy), United States
Silver: Kevin C. Sun (Phillips Exeter Academy), United States
Silver: Michael Pang (Fort Richmond Collegiate), Winnipeg, Man.
Bronze: Yan (Bill) Huang (Stuart Academy), United States
Bronze: Qi Qi (Burnaby North Secondary School), Vancouver, B.C.
Bronze: Ruiming (Max) Xiong (Western Canada High School), Calgary, Alta.
Bronze: Daniel Guo (Homestead High School), United States
Honourable Mention: Nicholas Sun (Phillips Exeter Academy), United States
Honourable Mention: Jinhao Xu(University Hill Secondary School), Vancouver, B.C.
Honourable Mention: William Zhao (Olympiads School), North York, Ont.
The APMO results are one of the measures the CMS uses to identify potential candidates for Math Team Canada and the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO). Students selected as part of Math Team Canada 2015 will train at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) before travelling to Chiang Mai, Thailand to compete in the 56th annual IMO July 4 to 16, 2015.