The Orinda Academy students pictured participated in the Bay Area Math Olympiad. They are from left to right, Ying Yu Ren, Paula Fogel, and Chris Yang. They are shown outside the Mathematical Science Research Institute in Berkeley, Ca. after attending the BAMO awards luncheon. Torin Bakos, Michael Livanos, and Julissa Molina also participated but didn’t make it to the ceremonies.
The Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) is an annual competition for hundreds of Bay Area middle and high school students, consisting of 4 or 5 proof-type math problems with a time limit of 4 hours. It is typically held on the last Tuesday of every February. This year’s test was on February 26, 2013. The exams are proctored at schools and at several open sites around the Bay Area. They are graded the following weekend by a group of Bay Area mathematicians, teachers, and Math Circle enthusiasts.