Brisbane Students Head To Canberra To Receive Medals For Outstanding Performance

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11 November 2009



MEDIA RELEASE





Brisbane students head to Canberra to receive Medals 

for outstanding performance


Three Brisbane students are among the 26 Australian medallists in the 32nd annual

Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) who will be presented with awards by

Professor Kurt Lambeck, President, Australian Academy of Science at a special ceremony

in Canberra  on Friday, 13 November 2009 at the Shine Dome at 11am.


Several hundred thousand entrants from schools across 42 countries entered this year’s 

competition and only 71 medals have been awarded globally to approximately the top 0.01% of 

the students who sat the AMC.


The AMC is the major mathematics school enrichment event in the South Pacific region. In each

division of the competition, a limited number of medals are awarded for performances that are

outstanding both within a state or country and overall in the Competition. 


HENG

LEE

Year 10

ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN SENIOR SCHOOL

EAST BRISBANE

CYNTHIA

WONG

          10

SOMERVILLE HOUSE

MERRIMAC

CHE FUNG

WONG

         12

ANGLICAN CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

SOUTH BRISBANE BC


Professor PeterTaylor, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Australia Mathematics Trust that

runs the AMC, said, “The AMC aims to encourage students of all standards in their study of

mathematics. It sets out to demonstrate how mathematics can be used in the world around

them via problem solving using the skills students learn in the classroom. The AMC has also

been useful in identifying talented students such as these and the results are used for inviting

students into more advanced mathematical enrichment programs.” 


“In fact, Australia’s leading Mathematicians under the age of 40 were discovered and

developed as a result of their participation in the AMC”, he concluded.







The University of Canberra and the Canberra Mathematical Association in Australia are

supporting sponsors of the AMC.


For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact: 

Professor Peter Taylor, Executive Director, Australian Mathematics Trust, 0412 258 699

Suzanne Fraser, Manager, Australian Mathematics Trust, 0437 670 610

Graham Meiklejohn,  State Director for Queensland, AMC - 07 3851 0528; 0432 320 342



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PROFILES OF THE 2009 AMC MEDALLISTS IN QUEENSLAND


Heng Lee


School:


All Saints Anglican Senior School

Year:



10


Heng Lee has also achieved 100% in the Rio Tinto Big Science competition,

100% in the RACI Chemistry Quiz and 1st in the QAMT Maths competition for

2007 and 2008.  He enjoys tennis, basketball and socializing with friends. 

Heng Lee hopes to be accepted into a well respected University and to find a

good and reliable job in the maths/science area.


Cynthia Wong


School:


Somerville House

Year:



10


Cynthia received a medal in the 2008 AMC and a High Distinction in the

AIMO.  She enjoys puzzles and challenging problem solving.  Cynthia likes

reading, singing, music, debating and dancing.  Cynthia hopes to pursue a

career in medicine as a surgeon.


Che Fung Wong 


School:


Anglican Church Grammar School

Year:



12


Che Fung received a medal in the 2008 AMC and a High Distinction in the Big

Science Competition.  He is currently concert master of symphony orchestra

and chamber strings at his school.  He has also been a member of the Hong

Kong Taekwondo Team.  Che Fung enjoys maths, reading, singing and plays

8 different instruments.  His ambition is to become a physician.









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