Outstanding Achievement: Three Students in the Top 1% Nationwide
Arav Bhandari, Joshua Gordon, and Manya Raina have achieved a perfect score in this year's Continental Mathematics Competition, earning them the title of National Student Winners and placing them among the top 1% of students in the country. To attain this feat, the students had to complete five 30-minute tests over the course of the school year.
Melisa Stalnaker, a math teacher for Birchwood's 5th-8th grade students, commended the students for their exemplary performance, stating that they had set a remarkable example for their peers. She added that the students' commitment to learning, dedication to practice, and perseverance in preparation had resulted in this commendable accomplishment. Stalnaker expressed great pride in the students' achievement, noting that it was remarkable to have three students receive perfect scores.
The Continental Mathematics League (CML) has been in existence since 1980, with the aim of providing a valuable supplement to school programs. The Leagues and Contests were designed to aid schools in improving their students' reading comprehension and problem-solving skills.