Special WA Mathematical Olympiads Committee Award
The Special WAMOC (WA Mathematical Olympiads Committee) Award was awarded for the first time in 2007. It was intended as an occasional award, presented only when exceptional circumstances arise. In the first instance, the special circumstances were results in the AIMO (Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad) and SMC (Senior Mathematics Contest) that lead to invitation to the SE (School of Excellence, usually in December). And, in this first instance (in 2007), Ferris Xu and Jason Kong were two such students who after achieving High Distinctions in the AIMO and significant results in the SMC as Year 10 students, were invited to the 2007 SE as Juniors.
The SE and its companion in April, which to distinguish it from SE, is SS (Selection School), are training schools for the IMO (international Mathematics Olympiad). In 2011, Andrew Yang achieved Gold in the AMO (Australian Mathematics Olympiad) earning him an invitation to the 2011 SS, and so Andrew was the first to be awarded a Special WAMOC Award for an invitation to the SS.
Year 12 students who achieve Gold in the AMO (Australian Mathematics Olympiad) generally get invited to SS, and usually such an achievement is awarded the Phill Schultz Prize, but in 2020 and 2021 that award went to attendees of the IMO.
The Special WAMOC Awards are awarded at the Awards Ceremony of the (WAJO) WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad.
Last updated 19 Nov 2021 05:30