Lurgio students take part in math contest

This year 62 students from Ross A. Lurgio Middle School participated in the American Mathematics Competitions 8. The test is a 25-question, 40-minute multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

First administered in 1985, the AMC’s purpose is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format. In 2016, more than 130,000 students from more than 2000 schools participated in the AMC 8 nationwide.

School results were released this month. Placing first at Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, with a score of 20 out of 25, was eighth-grader Thomas Crowther. Second place winners, with a score of 17 out of 25 were eighth-graders Rachel Kim and Rhys Lossman. Coming in third place, with a score of 15 out of 25, was seventh-grader Abhinav Govindaraju. Congratulations to all participants!

Submitted by Ross A.Lurgio Middle School