JSerra students compete in Stanford Tournament

From left: JSerra Catholic High School students Aaron Komatsuzaki, Michael Chen, Leaf Ye, Jason Liu, Judy Cao and Silvie Zhang, participated in the annual Stanford Math Tournament.
From left: JSerra Catholic High School students Aaron Komatsuzaki, Michael Chen, Leaf Ye, Jason Liu, Judy Cao and Silvie Zhang, participated in the annual Stanford Math Tournament.

*From the Orange County Register 

Six JSerra Catholic High School international students competed in the annual Stanford Math Tournament in Palo Alto with Aaron Komatsuzaki taking home eighth place in the individual test, which included more than 600 participants.

JSerra was the only American school in the annual student-run math competition, which aims to encourage interest in math by providing high school students the opportunity to work on challenging problems with their peers. This very goal is what got Komatsuzak interested in competing in the Stanford competition.

“I am so pleased that we are able to compete with others that have the same interest and fascination as I do with math,” Komatsuzaki said. “I hope to one day become a biologist, and my experience with math now will, I feel, help me later in my university studies.”

The six competing JSerra students – Komatsuzaki, Jason Liu, Silvie Zhang, Judy Cao, Michael Chen and Leaf Ye – are international students from China and Japan. The high number of competitors is a first in school history.

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