News Release, St. Mary’s Ryken High School

Senior Ana Carolina Lopes earned the highest score in St. Mary’s County on the University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition. This is a two-part test of mathematical insight and ingenuity. SMR students have been the highest scorers in St. Mary’s County five times in the past seven years.

This fall, Ana will attend Imperial College London.

Every fall, the University of Maryland holds a math competition for high school students enrolled in Maryland or the District of Columbia. About 2,000 students take the part 1 exam. Students who score well on part 1 are invited to participate in part 2 of the competition. Both parts require a sound knowledge of high school mathematics.

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