Darien High Math Club Competitors Earn School a Certificate of Merit

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On Tuesday, 46 Darien High School students took the American Mathematics Competition 12 exam (called the AMC 12, for juniors and seniors), and seven participated in the American Mathematics Competition 10 (called the AMC 10, for freshmen and sophomores).

All the DHS students participating are members of the school’s new Math National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta.

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— an announcement from Darien High School

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The top scoring student on the AMC 10 was Folke Bruno.

The top 5 percent of all AMC 12 test takers internationally progress to the next round. The American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) is a three-hour exam which was proctored at DHS on March 7.

AMC top Math Scores 03-09-17

From left: Daniel Pfrommer (top AMC scorer at Darien High School), Sam Scott, Andrew Benz and Michael Borecki

Four DHS students were invited to take the March 7 AIME: Dan Pfrommer (top scorer in the school), Sam Scott, Mike Borecki and Andrew Benz (all pictured). Top scorers on this exam then progress to the USA Mathematical Olympiad.

The sum of the top three AMC 12 scores is considered the AMC 12 School score. Darien High School has earned the School Certificate of Merit for the collective achievement of these students.

“It is a considerable accomplishment to have 56 DHS students participate in these competitions, and amazing to have four students qualify to take the AIME,” said Matt Buchta, a math teacher at DHS and advisor to the Mu Alpha Theta Club. “I am very proud of these students.”