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Kevin Zhao is a kid in ninth grade, who goes to Lexington High School in Lexington, MA. He has won a lot of contests! His real name is Kevin Zhao, and he is very strong at math. He moved to Acton MA in the beginning of third grade, and ever since, studied math very hard! He eventually moved to Lexington MA.
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Fourth Grade:
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* Math Kangaroo 1st place state, 1st place national (Score 96/96)
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Fifth grade:
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* MOEMS medal, trophy, Gold Pin
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* Math Kangaroo 16th place national (Score 103/120)
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* RSM Olympiad Silver Medal (Score 11/12)
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Sixth grade:
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* AMC 8 Honor Roll (Score 16)
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* MOEMS trophy, Gold Pin
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* Math Kangaroo 1st place state, 1st place national (Score 120/120)
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* RSM Olympiad (2016 International Math Contest) Gold Medal (Score 12/12)
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Seventh grade:
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* AMC 8 Distinguished Honor Roll (Score 24)
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* AMC 10 B Achievement Roll (106.5; He failed AMC 10A)
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* Mathcounts State Qualifer (On Team) (Chapter Score 42: 26+16, did not place) (State score 28: 14+14, 41st place)
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* MOEMS trophy, Gold Pin
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* Math Kangaroo 1st place state, 1st place national (Score 120/120)
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* RSM Olympiad (2016 International Math Contest) Silver Medal (Score 9/12)
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* ABMC Accuracy Round tied 1st place (Bumped to fifth in tiebreaker)
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* ABMC Overall Tenth place Individual
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Eighth Grade:
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* AMC 8 Distinguished Honor Roll, Perfect Score
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* EMCC Overall Eighth place Individual <math>^1</math>
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* AMC 10 A Distinguished Honor Roll (Score 138)
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* AMC 10 B Distinguished Honor Roll (Score 127.5)
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* 7 on AIME, USAJMO Index 208
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* Mathcounts State Qualifer (Individual) (Chapter Score 44: 28+16, 5th place written, tied 5th place in countdown) (State Score 41: 27+14, 2nd place written, 3rd place countdown)
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* Mathcounts National Qualifier (2nd in state) (State Score 41: 27+14)<math>^2</math>
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* Mathcounts Nationals 60th place (Score 23: 15+8)<math>^3</math>
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* LMT Overall Winner (First place Individual)
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* ABMC Overall Seventh place Individual
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* Math Kangaroo 2nd place state, 3rd place national (Score 116/120)
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* RSM Olympiad(2018 International Math Contest) Gold Medal (Score 12/12)
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Ninth grade:
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* MAML (Massachusetts Association of Mathematics Leagues) Olympiad qualifier (Top 100 in state)
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* CMIMC tied tenth place in Combinatorics/Computer Science round (Scaled score 28.07, Unscaled score 5/10)
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* AMC 10 A Distinguished Honor Roll (Score 132)' <math>^7</math>
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Kevin Zhao lives in one of the strongest schools at math in New England. His school won a lot of achievments with Kevin.
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2017:
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* Mathcounts Chapter 2017 First Place (In their chapter)
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* Mathcounts State 2017 Third Place (In MA)
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* LMT 2017 Fourth Place <math>^4</math>
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* ABMC 2017 Second Place
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2018:
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* EMCC 2018 First Place
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* LMT 2018 First Place <math>^4</math>
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* ABMC 2018 Fifth Place <math>^5</math>
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' = Not sure yet
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Note that Kevin did bad on the School round, so he did not make his school team in 2018. He made his own team with friends, instead of kids that are good at math, for ABMC in 2018.<math>^6</math>
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Kevin moved into Lexington during the summer of 2018, and switched to Lexington High School in the fall for ninth grade.
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"My ultimate goal is to get accepted into Massachusetts Institute of Technology or some other very good college, and from there, study mathematics very deep", said Kevin. He is now in his third year of PRIMES STEP, a research program held at MIT once a week for kids grade 7-9. He got admitted to his third year without an admission test.
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*<math>^1</math> Kevin tied for Fourth Place, but Tiebreaker brought him down.
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*<math>^2</math> Kevin tied for First Place, but Tiebreaker brought him down.
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*<math>^3</math> Kevin inverted two of the answer boxes, and got tiebreakered barely out of top 56.
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*<math>^4</math> This is both team, and sweepstakes(Overall).
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*<math>^5</math> This is Sweepstakes(Overall).
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*<math>^6</math> Kevin's math rival registered before him, leaving him out.
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*<math>^7</math> Assuming that Kevin did not misbubble on the AMC 10 (And 132 would certainly make DHR).

Revision as of 10:18, 2 March 2019

Kevin Zhao is a kid in ninth grade, who goes to Lexington High School in Lexington, MA. He has won a lot of contests! His real name is Kevin Zhao, and he is very strong at math. He moved to Acton MA in the beginning of third grade, and ever since, studied math very hard! He eventually moved to Lexington MA.


Fourth Grade:

  • Math Kangaroo 1st place state, 1st place national (Score 96/96)

Fifth grade:

  • MOEMS medal, trophy, Gold Pin
  • Math Kangaroo 16th place national (Score 103/120)
  • RSM Olympiad Silver Medal (Score 11/12)

Sixth grade:

  • AMC 8 Honor Roll (Score 16)
  • MOEMS trophy, Gold Pin
  • Math Kangaroo 1st place state, 1st place national (Score 120/120)
  • RSM Olympiad (2016 International Math Contest) Gold Medal (Score 12/12)

Seventh grade:

  • AMC 8 Distinguished Honor Roll (Score 24)
  • AMC 10 B Achievement Roll (106.5; He failed AMC 10A)
  • Mathcounts State Qualifer (On Team) (Chapter Score 42: 26+16, did not place) (State score 28: 14+14, 41st place)
  • MOEMS trophy, Gold Pin
  • Math Kangaroo 1st place state, 1st place national (Score 120/120)
  • RSM Olympiad (2016 International Math Contest) Silver Medal (Score 9/12)
  • ABMC Accuracy Round tied 1st place (Bumped to fifth in tiebreaker)
  • ABMC Overall Tenth place Individual

Eighth Grade:

  • AMC 8 Distinguished Honor Roll, Perfect Score
  • EMCC Overall Eighth place Individual $^1$
  • AMC 10 A Distinguished Honor Roll (Score 138)
  • AMC 10 B Distinguished Honor Roll (Score 127.5)
  • 7 on AIME, USAJMO Index 208
  • Mathcounts State Qualifer (Individual) (Chapter Score 44: 28+16, 5th place written, tied 5th place in countdown) (State Score 41: 27+14, 2nd place written, 3rd place countdown)
  • Mathcounts National Qualifier (2nd in state) (State Score 41: 27+14)$^2$
  • Mathcounts Nationals 60th place (Score 23: 15+8)$^3$
  • LMT Overall Winner (First place Individual)
  • ABMC Overall Seventh place Individual
  • Math Kangaroo 2nd place state, 3rd place national (Score 116/120)
  • RSM Olympiad(2018 International Math Contest) Gold Medal (Score 12/12)

Ninth grade:

  • MAML (Massachusetts Association of Mathematics Leagues) Olympiad qualifier (Top 100 in state)
  • CMIMC tied tenth place in Combinatorics/Computer Science round (Scaled score 28.07, Unscaled score 5/10)
  • AMC 10 A Distinguished Honor Roll (Score 132)' $^7$


Kevin Zhao lives in one of the strongest schools at math in New England. His school won a lot of achievments with Kevin.

2017:

  • Mathcounts Chapter 2017 First Place (In their chapter)
  • Mathcounts State 2017 Third Place (In MA)
  • LMT 2017 Fourth Place $^4$
  • ABMC 2017 Second Place

2018:

  • EMCC 2018 First Place
  • LMT 2018 First Place $^4$
  • ABMC 2018 Fifth Place $^5$


' = Not sure yet


Note that Kevin did bad on the School round, so he did not make his school team in 2018. He made his own team with friends, instead of kids that are good at math, for ABMC in 2018.$^6$

Kevin moved into Lexington during the summer of 2018, and switched to Lexington High School in the fall for ninth grade.

"My ultimate goal is to get accepted into Massachusetts Institute of Technology or some other very good college, and from there, study mathematics very deep", said Kevin. He is now in his third year of PRIMES STEP, a research program held at MIT once a week for kids grade 7-9. He got admitted to his third year without an admission test.

  • $^1$ Kevin tied for Fourth Place, but Tiebreaker brought him down.
  • $^2$ Kevin tied for First Place, but Tiebreaker brought him down.
  • $^3$ Kevin inverted two of the answer boxes, and got tiebreakered barely out of top 56.
  • $^4$ This is both team, and sweepstakes(Overall).
  • $^5$ This is Sweepstakes(Overall).
  • $^6$ Kevin's math rival registered before him, leaving him out.
  • $^7$ Assuming that Kevin did not misbubble on the AMC 10 (And 132 would certainly make DHR).
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