The sixteenth American Mathematics Contest AMC8 was held last November 13, 2001. Michigan again led the nation in school participation with enrollment of 184 schools and was second in student participation with 13,220 examinations ordered. Credit and thanks again go to the Exam Managers of the various schools, without whose support, cooperation and enthusiasm the exam could not be offered. We also thank the Directors of Michigan’s Mathematics and Science Centers, along with several Gifted and Talented Program Coordinators for their support for the American Mathematics Competitions.
A total of 664 Michigan students earned scores of 16 or higher and were placed on the 2001 Michigan AMC8 Honor Roll; those with scores of 18 or higher have USA Honor Roll standing. A total of 343 students in grades six and below earned scores of 10 or higher to become 2001 Michigan AMC 8 Merit Roll Students; those with scores of 13 or higher have USA Merit Roll standing. All these students were awarded certificates of merit for their achievements.
At the high school level, 110 schools in Michigan gave the AMC10 and AMC12 in February, 2002. High scorers on the AMC12 were Robert Hough (HH Dow HS) with 140.5, and Jordan Marcusse (West Ottawa HS) with 139.5. On the AMC10, David Liaw (AA-Huron HS) and Neil Bannerjee (Andover HS) both scored 140.5. High team scorer was Troy HS, closely followed by HH Dow HS.
Two Michigan students, Sunil Agarwal, a 7th grader at Boulan Park Middle School in Troy, and Andrew Koltonow, an 8th grader at Berkshire Middle School in Birmingham, achieved perfect scores of 25 on the AMC 8; plaques are given to commemorate this accomplishment.
The Edith May Sliffe Award, which is given to recognize the excellence of exam managers whose students are most successful on the AMC 8, was awarded to Venkatesh Agaram of the ICAE in Troy, and Steve Hatt from Smith Middle School, also in Troy.
This was the last year that Matthew Wyneken served as Michigan Co-Director for the AMC 8. Thanks go to Matt for his many years of devoted service. Kristina Hansen is joined as Co-Director this year by Ricardo Alfaro, also of the UM–Flint.
Three Michigan college students were honored by the Section for their performance on the 2001 Putnam Examination: Vivek Shende (UM-Ann Arbor), David Koop (Calvin C), and Andrew Schepler (MSU).
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