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Fifty teams from across the state traveled to Lake Washington High School for this year’s Washington State VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Championship on March 13. Twelve spots were open to teams who wanted to move onto the next big competition. Out of those 12 spots, six teams with LWSD students secured their position at the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas, May 5-7, 2022.



    Sum of all the parts – Eastlake High School student invited to take prestigious math test after excelling in others

    Ethan Li

    You have done something right when you are just one of about 250 students in the nation invited to take a rigorous math test. Ethan Li of Eastlake High School (EHS) recently qualified to take the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) exam. 

    Ethan’s qualification is based on a composite score of the American Math Competition (AMC) test and the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). Roughly 160,000 ninth and tenth graders took the AMC this year. The top 5% of these students move onto to take the AIME. Roughly the top 250 combined scorers on the AMC and AIME are invited to participate in the USAJMO exam. This is an exam used to determine the top American math students in grades 10 and under. 

    Just qualifying for this exam is one of the most prestigious awards for students in the United States. Top scorers will attend the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program to represent the United States at the International Mathematical Olympiad.