Thank you for joining us in a new season, new and returning participants alike! This round was certainly a learning experience for us. Due to an unexpectedly high level of participation, our grading system was unable to handle the load for the first time in four years! Instead, the contest was run effectively in “offline submission mode”. The system has been improved, so we are hoping for the best in round 2. We appreciate your bearing with us through the technical difficulties!
In spite of hardships with grading, perfect scores were attained in all of the divisions. Returning champion Zixiang Zhou of London Central Secondary School came out on top in the senior division. A fantastic comeback – keep up the good work!
The senior division prizewinners for this round are:
Zixiang Zhou of London Central Secondary School ($100)
Andrew Qi Tang of Erindale Secondary School ($50)
Royi Luo of Richmond Hill High School ($25)
Sunny Lan of Richmond Hill High School ($25)
Alex Tianyi Xu of White Oaks Secondary School ($25)
Michae Huang of Bell High School ($25)
Anish Mahto of Turner Fenton Secondary School ($25)
Brian Chau of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($25)
The intermediate division prizewinners for this round are:
Evan Zhang of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($50)
Aaron Tang of Churchill Heights Public School ($25)
Yi Deng of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ($25)
Robert Chung of Woburn Collegiate Institute ($25)
Finally, we would like to applaud a job well done to the top Junior division finishers: Albert Lai and Jerry Zhu of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School, Eric Pu of Stephen Lewis Secondary School, and Eric Wang of Glenforest Secondary School.
Congratulations! These prizes will be distributed as Visa gift cards during the on-site finals in May to which all of the above winners are invited (more details to come later). Do not fret if you may not be able to make the final round in person – we will mail your prize to you afterwards.
Remember that we will have many prizes in the remaining rounds of the year, so keep on practicing! Problems and solutions for this round are now posted at: woburnchallenge.com/past-contests. Once again, we thank all of you who participated, as well as teachers for sharing this with your students.