PRLog - June 13, 2014 - REDMOND, Wash. -- Recently Caleb Ji, a sophomore at The Bear Creek School, learned he has been selected to train and compete as one of six members of the Canadian team at the 55th annual International Mathematical Olympiad (http://www.imo2014.org.za/)
Caleb Ji to Compete at IMO 2014 (pictured with math teacher Steven Prokopchuk)
In November 2013, Caleb, who lives in Kirkland but is a Canadian citizen, competed in the Canadian Open Math Competition and finished in second place. This result qualified him to compete in the 2014 Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (http://cms.math.ca/
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for high school students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with seven countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 100 countries from five continents, representing over 90% of the world's population. The IMO is the oldest, biggest, and most prestigious of all the international science Olympiads. All of the top countries: the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Britain, Canada, Korea, … send their brightest six students. There simply is no higher division, no next exam after this one. The IMO Advisory Board ensures that the competition takes place each year and that each host country observes the regulations and traditions of the IMO.
Last year as a freshman, Caleb qualified for the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad which is the elite competition for American math students. Caleb competes on Bear Creek’s Upper School math team and varsity tennis team. During JanTerm he co-teaches a seminar on number theory with Mr. Prokopchuk. Bear Creek's JanTerm program is a two week mini-semester during which all Middle School and Upper School students enroll in four topical seminars which enhancedepthand dialogue of courses offered at the school. Also as a freshman, Caleb was awarded a Dr. Nancy Price Scholarship (full, renewable tuition scholarship)
About The Bear Creek School
Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School (www.tbcs.org)
The school serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on four campuses. Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten to grade 12 students and Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool to grade 5 students. Bear Creek has two Early Childhood campuses in Woodinville and Sammamish serving preschool and prekindergarten students. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, and the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools.