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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wayzata Public Schools: 17 Students Place Well in NUMATS

Seventeen students from Wayzata Public Schools placed well in the Northwestern University Academic Talent Search for the past year, including two students that earned perfect scores in the math segments of the exam.  As an seventh grade student last year at Central Middle School (CMS), Matthew Qu earned a perfect score on the SAT math segment of the exam and Stephen Chen, as a seventh grade student at WMS, earned a perfect score on the ACT math segment.

In addition, East Middle School Vision 21 teacher Kathy Simson was named an Outstanding Educator by NUMATS for having 100-400 NUMATS registrants in 2013-14 with some scoring in the top 1-2 percent of the almost 20,000 students who participate din the program.

Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search is a program of the Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwester University that offers above grade-level testing for academically talented students. NUMATS uses ACT and SAT testing to provide a more accurate picture of the mathematical and verbal reasoning abilities of talented sixth through ninth grade students. The CTD provides students with materials that aid them in understanding their test scores, locating appropriate educational opportunities, and planning their future education.

Students that placed well on the exam include the following:
  • Hannah Bailey as a seventh grade student
  • Geoffrey Chen as a seventh grade student
  • Stephen Chen as a seventh grade student
  • Ruhi Doshi as a seventh grade student
  • Sophia He as a seventh grade student
  • Ketan Kotla as a seventh grade student
  • Matthew Qu as a seventh grade student
  • Ayush Ram as a seventh grade student
  • Ruhi Shirodkar as a seventh grade student
  • Benjamin Walker as a seventh grade student
  • Cara Fragomeni as an eighth grade student
  • Piljoo Jeon as an eighth grade student
  • Michael Li, as an eighth grade student
  • Brandon Lu as an eighth grade student
  • Raghunandan Nayak as an eighth grade student
  • Jason Weng, as an eighth grade student

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