The results are in for the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) conducted at Xavier on February 5, 2013. Seniors James Krouse and Grant Hunt were the top two contestants at Xavier, followed by Alex Tietz and Daniel Pape who tied for third and Grace Busse in 5th. Sophomores Jack VonKampen and Josh Ford tied for Xavier’s first place on the AMC 10. Sophomore Matthew Kirpes came in third followed by 8th grader Megan Korbel (Regis Middle School), and sophomore Lucy Liu rounded out the top 5. Krouse and Hunt scored high enough to qualify them to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), which provides the exceptional students who are invited to take it with yet another opportunity to challenge their mathematical abilities. Like all examinations, it is but a means towards furthering mathematical development and interest.
The AMC Contests are sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, and are meant to be more challenging than the problems routinely encountered in mathematics courses. We hope that by offering these contests, Xavier can challenge and inspire students to learn more mathematics, which is increasingly important in our technological and scientific age, and is the gateway to jobs and careers of all kinds, even those that are not explicitly mathematical, scientific, or technological. Congratulations to all participants for their outstanding effort.