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New Grad From Greenwich High Competes On Champion U.S. Math Team

Michael Kural, right of center, with his teammates on the U.S. Math Team.
Michael Kural, right of center, with his teammates on the U.S. Math Team. Photo Credit: Mathematical Association Of America

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich High School graduate Michael Kural, from the class of 2016, is a member of the U. S. Math Team that has for the second year in a row won first place in the 2016 International Mathematical Olympiad.

The U.S. team competed with high school students from more than 100 countries around the world in early July at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Hong Kong.

Kural was also part of the U.S. team that won the 2015 IMO, the first team from the United States in 21 years to achieve first place in the global competition.

Kural and his five teammates were immersed in problem-solving practice throughout June at the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

The members of the winning U.S. Team were selected as part of a series of competitions sponsored by the MAA, culminating with the USA Mathematical Olympiad.

Kural was a member of Greenwich High School’s Math Team since 2011-2012, joining as an eighth grade student. The high school team won the Connecticut State Math League (CSML) Championships four of the five years that Kural was a member, in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. The Greenwich High School Math Team has won the CSML Championship for seven of the last eight years. Click here from more information.

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