King’s Academy students Jumana AlNobani ’26, Omar Hamaidi ’27 and Aysen Koprulu ’26 were awarded first, second and third place respectively in the 2022 American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 8.
According to the Mathematical Association of America, the AMC 8 is an examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. It provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers in an innovative society.
“The questions on the test really make you think both creatively, abstractly and mathematically and can be very challenging even for advanced students — and sometimes teachers!” said Middle School math teach Chris Hague. “Jumana is a very gifted student. She thinks creatively, critically and mathematically all the while keeping a wonderful sense of humor. Aysen is a studious and fiercely independent scholar, who enjoys teaching herself advanced concepts. We are incredibly proud of all three of them!”
AlNobani, Hamaidi and Koprulu participated in the AMC competition alongside some 300,000 students in over 4,000 schools around the world.