AMC 10 top scorers
Sixteen students at Sikeston High School participated in the 66th annual American Mathematics Contest 12 and the 16th annual American Mathematics Contest 10 on Feb. 3 at the high school. The students competed for local, regional and national student and school awards. The contest, which covers high school mathematics, is given in participating schools, and its purpose is to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format. In 2014, over 220,000 students from 4,200 schools participated in the AMC 10 and AMC 12 contests. Top scorers at Sikeston High School for the AMC 10 contest were Julius Hoang (left), first place; Fadel Alkilani (middle), second place; and Luke Blanton, third place. As top scorer, Hoang qualified to participate in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) on March 19. The AIME is intended to provide further challenge and recognition, beyond that provided by the AMC 10 or AMC 12, to the many high school students in North America who have exceptional mathematical ability.