College Maths student to represent New Zealand

May 06, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Kevin Shen, who has been selected to represent New Zealand at this year's International Mathematical Olympiad in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in July.

Kevin will be joining a team of six students from schools across Auckland when they take on the challenge in Thailand. These six were selected from a larger squad who have been training together in recent months hoping for a place on the team. The Olympiad aims to promote enthusiasm and curiosity in mathematics and to give young people an opportunity to exhibit their problem solving skills through a wide variety of challenges put to them by mathematicians.

Kevin was also successful at the inaugural New Zealand Linguistics Olympiad; an event which uses language data to solve logic problems. After his success at regional level, Kevin has also been selected to progress to this national event in July.

Well done Kevin and good luck for the competitions!

New Zealand Mathematical Olympiad Team

Kevin Shen - Saint Kentigern College
Prince Michael Balanay - Botany Downs Secondary College
George Han - Westlake Boys' High School
Miles Yee-Cheng Lee - Auckland International College
Martin Luk - King's College
Xuzhi Zhang - Auckland Grammar School

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