Students win Math Olympiad medals
- August 15, 2012
- By Sean Au
- KTSF 26-TV
BERKELEY, California – The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) announced today that all eight of the young women on the U.S. team that competed at the 11th annual China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) have won medals. Among the eight high school and middle school girls on the U.S. team, three students—including one who achieved a perfect score—won gold medals, four students won silver medals, and one student was awarded a bronze medal. The girls-only international competition was held in Guangzhou, the third largest city in China, in southern China’s Guangdong Province.
Gold medals were awarded to Victoria Xia, 16, from Vienna, Virginia—she received a perfect score and won her second consecutive gold medal—who will be a junior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; Danielle Wang, 15, from Campbell, California, a sophomore at Westmont High School, who also won a gold medal last year; Alicia Weng, 16, from West Hills, California, who will be a junior at North Hollywood High School. Silver medals were won by Cynthia Day, 17, from San Jose, California, who recently graduated from Lynbrook High School and will be a freshman at Stanford University this fall, she was also a medalist at the 2009 and 2010 CGMO; Courtney Guo, 16, a U.S. citizen who is a junior at the International School of Beijing in China; Laura Pierson, 12, from Oakland, California, who is the youngest student to ever compete on the U.S. team, she will be a seventh grader this fall at Hillcrest Middle School; and Jingyi Zhao, 16, from Culver, Indiana, who will be a junior this fall at Culver Academies. A bronze medal was awarded to Gabriella Studt, 16, from Silver Spring, Maryland, who begins her junior year at Montgomery Blair High School.