Russian School of Mathematics honors 20 local students
Shrewsbury/Framingham – The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM), an after-school math enrichment program for K-12 students, will host an awards ceremony on June 2 to honor over 200 RSM students from over 50 Greater Boston communities for posting top scores in national and international math competitions during the 2012-2013 school year.
The 2013 RSM Achievement Awards Ceremony will be held at First Church of Boston on Sunday, June 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event was created to recognize top RSM students for outstanding mathematical performance on the SAT, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) test, the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8, 10 & 12, and the Math Kangaroo International Olympiad.
To qualify for a 2013 RSM Achievement Award students had to meet at least one of the following criteria:
• Certificate of Achievement or higher from American Mathematics Contest (AMC) for middle school and high school students.
• A perfect score of 800 on the SAT as a 10th- or 11th grader
• A score of 700 or above on Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth SAT
• State or national ranking in Math Kangaroo International Olympiad
• A gold or silver pin in the Middle School Olympiad for Elementary and Middle School Students
Local residents receiving RSM awards for Mathematical Excellence include:
From Marlborough: Pranav Gopan and Shane Ferrante
From Northborough: Rachel Hu
From Shrewsbury: Victor Verma, Sreeanvitha Emani, and Nidhi Pednekar
From Southborough: Charles Tang, Ari Rabinowitz, Oscar Capraro, Christopher Wang, Tanay Srivastava, and Katelyn Li,
From Westborough: Vanshika Chowdhary, Dhruv Ramanujan, Jean Zhang, Jason Zhang, Urvya Iyer, and Vanshaj Chowdhary, Alok Shetty, and Asha Shetty.
For over a decade, RSM students, according to a press release from the school, “have consistently churned out remarkable scores on standardized tests and in national and international math competitions. This year is no exception.”
The key, the release stated, is creating an enjoyable learning environment that emphasizes understanding over rote memorization supported by a systematic curriculum and well-trained, enthusiastic teachers who can pass their love of math on to their students.
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