OES’s AMC Top Scorer

By Nicholas Chang

A month or two ago, a handful of students competed in one of the hardest math tests in the world.

 This test is known as the American Math Competition 10/12 (AMC 10/12). 10 is for freshmen and sophomores, while 12 is for juniors and seniors.

Recently, Dr. Drugan announced the top scores for the AMC and our very own, Aneesh G, was one of those geniuses. When asked about the test, here is what he had to say:


What is AMC?

“AMC is a two hour test that has 25 questions.”


Did you think it was hard?

“Yeah, the questions on the test get exponentially harder. But I thought it was alright.”


Now that you got a good score, what do you do now?

“Now that I got a good score, I qualify for AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination).


What does that test look like?

“It is a 3 hour, 15 question test. The questions are sort of like a fill in the blank math question.”


Is it hard?

“I have done it before, it is really hard. Out of the 15 questions, I only got like 2 or 3 right. Chandler Watson I think only got like 4 or 5 right.”


I, myself, took this test and I know how hard the AMC test was. For Aneesh to qualify for the AIME, that is extremely impressive. If you see anyone else in the hall who you know took the test and qualified for AIME, because Aneesh is not the only one, pat them on the back and tell them, “Good Job!”