Ten BASIS Independent McLean students took top honors at the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) 2017. What an accomplishment!

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, this event helps educators from around the country identify talent and foster a love of mathematics.

We are thrilled that our students not only took on such a challenge, but that they emerged so victorious.

In the School Honor Roll, BASIS Independent McLean placed in the top 5 out of 104 schools nationwide. Earning a 74 out of 75, only two schools placed above BASIS Independent McLean and two others tied with the school. The school team score is based on the sum of the top three student scores. This is truly a an incredible acheivement for our learning community, and we couldn't be prouder to be represented by these talented students.

Now, let us take a moment to break down some of the individual achievements of these amazing students:

Pravalika P. ’22 and Ethan Z. ’23 each earned a perfect score. Out of 102,196 total students to take the AMC 8, only 75 answered all  questions correctly.

With scores between 24 and 20, Eleanor K. ’22, Sam K. ’22, and Samuel W. ’23 placed in the top 1% of scores, earning them a place on the Distinguished Honor Roll.

Five additional students made Honor Roll with scores between 19 and 17, placing them in the top 5% of participants. Those students are: Robert W. ’23, Sophie P. ’22, Wesley W. ’22, Max Y. ’24, and Brian Z. ’24.

Additionally, three students were named to the Achievement Honor Roll, which honors sixth graders scoring a 15 or higher: Alexander O. ’24, Brian Z. ’24, and Nicholas Z. ’24.

High-scoring AMC 8 middle school students, as well as our high school students, will be invited to take the AMC 10 contest in February.

Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, the AMC 8 was administered on November 14, 2017.

Congrats, Red-Tailed Hawks!