Briarcliff Middle School Mathematicians Score High Marks

BMS math whizzes (l-r) Colin Zhao, Gautam Gupta, and Kevin Cao with teacher Svetlana Ryzhik.

Briarcliff Manor Middle School boasted three top scoring students in this year’s Mathematical Association of America AMC 8 – a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination designed to promote problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. 

BMS teacher Svetlana Ryzhik explained, “My club meets every week to practice problems and prepare for the test.” 

Seventh grader Colin Zhao and eighth grader Kevin Cao both scored in the top five percent. Seventh grader Gautam Gupta managed to score in the top 1% of students nationwide. 

Ryzhik added, “It’s a privilege to work with this outstanding group of students…” She invited all to stay tuned for Math Olympiads and Math Counts in February. 

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