Seven Ardent students finished in top 16 at the 2016 Southern California State MATHCOUNTS. Rancho Middle School and Jeffrey Trail Middle School finished 2nd and 4th in team competition. 

2016 Southern California MATHCOUNTS were held on March 19, 2016 at UCI.  Ardent students completed another successful year at the 2016 Southern California State MATHCOUNTS by winning 7 of the top 16 individual awards and 2 of the top 4 team awards. Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, which have 3 of its 4 team members in top 16, finished in second place and Jefferey Trail Middle School, the Orange County Champion, finished in 4th place. 

The following students who completed Ardent Middle School Math Olympiad training programs are placed among the top 25% of all competitors.

  • 3. James Chen, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School
  • 5. Andrew Gu, Ladera Ranch Middle School
  • 7. Anthony Tan, Jeffrey Trail Middle School
  • 8. Ashley Zeng, Rancho Middle School
  • 13. Neel Basu, Rancho Middle School
  • 14. Soham Bose, Lakeside Middle School
  • 15. Joyce Yuan, Whitney High School
  • 20. Terrence Lim, Sierra Vista Middle School
  • 24. Joseph Lou, Oxford Academy
  • 28. Harry Song, Jeffrey Trail Middle School
  • 33. Anivrit Subramaniam, South Lake Middle School
  • 42. Nyle Wong, Jeffrey Trail Middle School
  • 47. Harry Yuan, Whitney High School

MATHCOUNTS is the largest nationwide math competition for middle school students in grades 6-8. Since its founding in 2006, Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth has sent many of its students to the state competition with 3 students advanced to the national level and over 300 students to the state competitions. The Ardent Math Olympiad training program focuses on systematic development of students' math competition skills in a comprehensive, yet fun format that attracted many of the top students throughout Southern California.