Sixth grader scores among top 2 percent nationally in Math Olympiad
An Upper St. Clair sixth grader scored among the top two percent in the nation in the Math Olympiad. Milan Giroux, who attends Boyce Middle School, received a gold pin in recognition of his achievement.
Also earning national recognition are Delaynie McMillan and Nitish Sharma who were recognized with silver pins for scoring in the top 10 percent in the country.
The Boyce Middle School Math Olympiad Club is a parent-led initiative that is open to sixth grade students. The club provides weekly math enrichment opportunities to 24 students.
In addition, 16 students were awarded Math Olympiad embroidered patches for scoring in the top 30 percent. Those students include Scott Cheung, Shrishti Chhajlani, Varun Damarla, Linus Friedman, Ammar Kethavath, Sarina Krishnaswamy, Esha Lahoti, Ethan Neal, Daniel Paulick, Sambhav Saggi, Sam Scalzo, Aishwarya Sinha, Nivedha Suresh, Arunprakash Vasudevan, Isaac Yap and Eliana Zahalsky.
In total, 19 of the 24 Boyce Middle School Math Olympiad Club earned national recognition. Students were recognized at a recent breakfast banquet/awards ceremony.
“To celebrate the feat of spending an additional 30 hours in math club, all 24 children received a trophy, medal and certificate for their participation in the club,” Hemina KrishnaBachia, Boyce Middle School parent, said.
Math Olympiad is an international organization with more than 120,000 students participating in 31 countries – including 100,000 students from 5,000 teams throughout the United States.