2017 Graduate Erica Chiu Earns
1st Place California Math League
We are excited to announce that Erica Chiu received the California Math League plaque for 1st place due to the highest sum total score on 6 contests during the 2016_17 school year!
VCHS AMSE MATH TEAM PLACES 1ST IN CALIFORNIA!
Congratulations! Our High School Purple Comet Math Team placed 1st in California and 96th percentile in the Nation! The Purple Comet! Math Meet is an on-line, international, team mathematics competition. This is our best finish in school history (26/30 correct). Only one of the six team members is graduating, so we will have another strong team next year!
Back row: Kyle Lee, Vittal Thirumalai, Zachary Shah
Front row: Erica Chiu, Shea Charkowsky, Alexander Vu
Rik Mukherjee (VCJH seventh grade student), joined with his friends to create the team "A3R2MY" and participate in the San Jose Tech Museum's Tech Challenge. Rik's team won FIRST PRIZE in the "Best Overall" category (among 171 seventh and eighth-grade teams.) The A3R2MY team created a robot that could both travel and climb. Rik's team was advised by Don Ellerby, Research Scientist at NASA.
Their team name "A3R2MY" is derived from the initial letters of the first names of the five team members (three names start with an A, two with the letter R), all of whom went to the same elementary school. The team members are now in different middle schools, with Rik attending Valley Christian Junior High.
Please join me in congratulating Rik and his teammates on the great accomplishment!
AMSE Math Club Students Achieve Excellence!
On April 22nd, VCS Math League team placed 4th in the California State High School Championships.
Individual awards went to (L to R):
Zachary Shah 7th in 11th grade
Hunter Liu 14th in 9th grade
James Ding 4th in 8th grade
Vittal Tirumalai 3rd in 9th grade
Alexander Vu 6th in 11th grade
Kyle Lee 12th in 9th grade
Also pictured: Mrs. Claudia Smith, Math Club Advisor, and Mr. Tim Sanders, Math League Founder and President.