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Lee '20 Qualifies for USA Mathematical Olympiad

Junhee Lee '20 has qualified for the USA Mathematical Olympiad, one of the most prestigious awards for high school students in the United States.

The USA Mathematical Olympiad begins with the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), the first of a series of competitions in secondary school mathematics that determine the U.S. team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The Georgetown Prep Math Club took the exam in February 2019, and Lee scored in the top 1 percent on the exam with a score of 144/150.

Junhee then qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), which he took over Spring Break in South Korea. The AIME is the second of two tests used to determine qualification for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad.

Junhee's score on the AIME has qualified him for the USA Mathematical Olympiad, which will take place April 17 and 18, 2019. From this next qualification stage, 12 students will be invited to the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program to represent the U.S. at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

The AMC is the pinnacle mathematics competition for high school students across the country. Junhee is currently in a pool of roughly 300 students that began with over 50,000 students.

Congratulations, Junhee!