Gilley excels at national math competition

13 years ago

    Scott Gilley, son of Tom and Johnna Gilley and the grandson of John and Doris Gardiner of Hodgdon, excelled in the Mathematical Association of America  (MAA) American Mathematics Competition (AMC), a nationwide  American  mathematics competition.
    Gilley who attends North Yarmouth Memorial School was among more than 150,000 students who participated in the 2010 AMC 8 Competition. AMC 8 is a nationwide competition for students in grades 4-8. The highest scores are counted for each grade level. The  competition was held on Nov. 16 at 2,000 plus schools and colleges the same day. The competition entries are mailed to the nationwide headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, computer evaluated and it takes over a month to receive the results of the students.
    The highest scores are counted for each grade level. Gilley was among four students of MSAD 51 who are on the Maine AMC 8 Honors Roll. Gilley and other students with scores 13 or higher are invited to participate in AMC 10 on Feb. 8. 
    Activities like the American Mathematics competitions organized by the Mathematical Association of America  allow and encourage students to excel in an academic sphere. The contest is a rewarding experience where mathematical curiosity and skill are stimulated. The American Mathematical Competitions is designed to inspire an interest in mathematics that will lead to academic success, scholarship and a rewarding career. Competence in mathematics and mathematical understanding lead to success and an enriched life.
    The Mathematical Association of America offers a competition for high school students in February.  Six colleges invite the high school students to participate in AMC 10 or AMC 12 on Feb. 8. These are: Bowdoin College, Colby College, Husson University, UM Machias, UM at Presque Isle and USM Portland. For information or registration contact: Eva Szillery, MMA, state director at or call 207-356-0207.