World Academy Students Bring Home “School Certificate of Merit” In 2017 AMC 8 Math Competition

In what is simply a continuation of excellence among the achievements of our students here at World Academy, our World Academy Math Club team is proud to have earned high distinction in this year’s AMC 8 Mathematics Competition.

Taken in mid-November, the AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. Students are tested on their ability to apply classroom-learned skills to problem-solving challenges in a stress-free environment, encouraging positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers.

The World Academy Math Team, started by Math Club Coordinator and Middle School teacher Sri Sankar, meets in the mornings before school from 7:30 to 8:00 three days a week and trains for and competes in a variety of mathematics competitions. World Academy students have consistently placed in high ranks in many of the math competitions, many of which require that students be avid problem solvers and which require the use of logic, creativity, and reasoning skills. This year’s competition results add to a long history of excellence from World Academy students in the AMC 8 competition.

World Academy students ranked in the Top 1% Nationally, the Top 5% Nationally, the Top 25% Nationally, and the Top 50% Nationally, earning Honor Roll, Honor Roll with Distinction, and Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards for their impressive efforts in this year’s AMC 8 competition.

“Through classroom resources and friendly competition, World Academy's math team program strives to strengthen the mathematical capabilities of our students and foster a love for the subject,” said Ms. Sankar, reflecting on the Word Academy team’s impressive showing. “Contests like AMC8 helps us develop the analytical skills that our students need to be successful in their future careers in an innovative society.

In addition to strong showings by individual students, World Academy's Team score ( top 3 scores) adds up to a 58, earning a School Certificate of Merit - a distinction earned by only 625 schools across the country.

“In today’s technology-driven world, it’s our responsibility to be sure our students have a high proficiency in math as a foundation for their future education and long-term success,” explains World Academy’s Head of School, Dr. Lisa Dias. “To see our students succeed speaks to their abilities to assess and respond to complex problems in innovative and intelligent ways. We are immensely proud of these students’ performances.”

The following are the results for World Academy’s 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students:

Top 1% Nationally
Sam Dunlay - Gold Medal, Honor Roll of Distinction, School Winner

Top 5% Nationally
Declan Muir - Silver Medal, Honor Roll Certificate

Top 25 % in the Nation
Jack Schroeder - Honor Roll Certificate, Bronze Medal
Veronika Luchanok - Honor Roll Certificate, Bronze Medal
Duran Jauregui Morris
Mia Karlsson
Hrushikesh Sankar - Gold Medal
Sia Tabrizi - Gold Medal

Top 50% in the Nation
Nikolai Checkin
Duncan Premus
Sami Witta
Angelina Turcotte
Ayush Chakraborthy
Davey Schroeder - Silver Medal
Sanvi Garikipati - Bronze Medal
Anders Toresjo
Aaron Felings

The MAA website ( will announce the names of all students who make their Distinguished Honor Roll list, the Honor Roll list, and details on grade level percentiles, etc. The MAA School Merit Roll is awarded to schools with a team score between 50 and 65, and the School Honor Roll is awarded to schools with the team score of 66 or greater. World Academy's Math Club Team proudly achieved the School Honor Roll this year.

Congratulations to all of our impressive World Academy student competitors!


World Academy is a state licensed, independent, developmentally- appropriate and academically rigorous private school for children from ages six weeks through Grade 8. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, it offers high quality Early Childhood Programs, Elementary and Middle School, Before and Afterschool Programs, and Summer Quest Camp. For almost 40 years the school has been dedicated to providing all students with a high-quality, 21st-century, diverse, “whole child” focused education that supports families and engages all facets of a child’s being, including cognitive/intellectual, physical, social-emotional, cultural and creative aspects.

Located at 138 Spit Brook Road in Nashua, the state-of- the-art 55,000 square-foot campus features specialized wings for Nursery, Preschool, Elementary and Middle School students; three age-appropriate playgrounds; a natural playground; two in-ground swimming pools; Gymnasium/Theater complex with a rock climbing wall; nature trails; a soccer field; an accelerated Math Program; immersive World Languages programs; Lego Robotics built into the curriculum for K-8; and much more.

Students from World Academy have consistently been accepted into their first choice schools including Groton School, Middlesex School, Lawrence Academy, Bishop Guertin High School, Central Catholic High School, Berwick Academy, The Derryfield School, and The Pike School, to name a few.

For more information, contact Samantha Wingate, Director of Admissions at 603-888-1982.