BC Gold Award for Grade 9 at 2018 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge

Congratulations to Kevin Yan, who has won the Gold Award as the top Grade 9 student in BC on the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) which was written back in November. In addition, Kevin’s score on this challenging Math contest earned him a national Silver Award, as his was the second highest mark for Grade 9 students in all of Canada. Overall, Kevin’s sc​ore placed him in the top 1.1% of ALL competitors, including students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 from all across the country.

Huge Kudos to Kevin, who now has a chance to be invited to take part in the Canadian Math Olympiad (CMO) in late March. The CMO is Canada’s premier national advanced mathematics competition, and it is the top scoring students from that contest who are invited to join Canada’s International Math Olympiad (IMO) team. Canada’s IMO team then competes against the top high school teams from countries all around the world at the IMO held each year in July.

In addition to Kevin, other Palmer students who did very well on the COMC and earned Certificates of Distinction were Jonathan Cao, Christy Chan, Jonah Chen, Frank Wang and Andrew Xie. Palmer Kudos to all of these students, as well as everyone else who took part in this year’s COMC!