The Mathematical Association of America administers challenging math competitions each year, with over 150,000 participants worldwide.
Besides the United States, top mathematicians from countries such as China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Romania, and Turkey also take the very challenging tests.
The AMC- 8 was given to selected seventh and eighth graders. Winning top honors from PRHS was Brady Petznick, whose score of 13 was in the top 10% of all scores. Ian Fahje earned second place with 11, and Connor Larson took third with 9 points.
The AMC-10 and AMC-12 competitions have a tricky scoring system, so mathletes are usually better off if they leave some questions blank. A student earns 6 points for each correct answer, 1.5 points for each question left unanswered, and 0 points for each incorrect answer. However, Kaylie Isaman answered every question on the challenging AMC-12 test. Incredibly, she got eight answers correct to score 48 points and earn first place locally. The next scorers each answered three questions correctly. They were Gavin Haugrud in second place with 46.5 and Kirby Nelson in third place with 45 points.
Local results for the AMC-10 competition show McHale Korf in first place with 51, followed by Anna Stephenson in second place with 46.5. Ella Backstrom scored a 45 to place third.