Congratulations to Palmer Grade 10 student Jonathan Cao, who has just been awarded a Gold Medal by the University of Waterloo for his high scoring achievement on this year's national Cayley Math Contest. This means that Jonathan is one of the top 17 students in all of Canada, out of about 20,000 contestants who wrote this year's Cayley contest. Way to go, Jonathan!
Jonathan has been a member of Palmer’s Math Club since Grade 8, and is an avid Math contest competitor and problem-solver extraordinaire. He is also a member of Palmer’s Incentive Program, through which he has been able to study Math and Science in high school at an accelerated pace. Jonathan is not only perennially at the top of his class in his Math studies and on Math contests and competitions, he also maintains excellent achievement all-around in his other subject areas.
As was previously announced, Jonathan and his Grade 10 team-mates also helped Palmer to win a Zone Championship this year in the Richmond School District for the Cayley contest. Combined with the other contest results this year (as well as in previous years), this makes Palmer one of the top performing schools in the province (public or private) when it comes to Math contests and competitions. Kudos, and let's keep it up, Palmer Mathletes!