Selected to Represent New Zealand
William Han (Year 12, Upham House) has been selected as a member of the six person team that will represent New Zealand at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) to be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in July.
The IMO is the premier mathematics competition for secondary school students around the world, and the oldest and most prestigious of the Science Olympiads. More than 600 students from over 100 countries attend the competition, which is held annually in different countries.
To be selected, William attended the residential training camp that was held at the University of Auckland in January. From the camp, thirteen students were selected to undergo further training as part of the NZIMO training squad. They sat three further tests to select the final team to represent New Zealand at the IMO. One of the tests was the Australian Mathematical Olympiad, in which William obtained a perfect score.
Last year, William was also selected to represent New Zealand at the 58th IMO that was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the competition, he obtained a Bronze medal, placing him in the top half of the contestants.
The New Zealand team for IMO 2018 consists of: Andrew Chen (Saint Kentigern College, Auckland), William Han (Macleans College, Auckland), Johnathan Leung (King's College, Auckland), Keiran Lewellen (Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, Wellington), Ishan Nath (John Paul College, Rotorua) and Tony Wang (Auckland International College, Auckland).