Columbia student and twin brother top math contest

Darren Zhang (left) with his math teacher, Alexi Badaoui (right).
Darren Zhang (left) with his math teacher, Alexi Badaoui (right).

Columbia Middle School’s Darren Zhang scored in the top 5 percent on the Mathematical Association of America’s AMC 8 competition. Winners were announced in January.

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice test in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The contest is held in November every year.

Darren, an eighth-grader, was one out of almost 150,000 students participating in the math competition. Of the 22 Columbia Middle students who participated, Darren ranked first place, Kacie Fong ranked second and Darren’s twin brother Kevin finished third.

In addition to finishing first, Darren’s score earned him a spot on the honor roll for the 2015 contest. Honor roll students got at least 16 of the 25 questions right.

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Article by Silicon Valley Community Newspapers.

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