Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


August 12, 2010

Local Scholars: Education news about those in secondary school

Phillips Academy girl representing U.S. at Math Olympiad this week

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute says it will send a team of high school girls from throughout the United States to participate in the 2010 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad, and a Phillips Academy student is one of the eight girls on the team.

The international competition is being held this week, from Aug. 9-13, in Shijiazhuang, China, the capital of Hebei Provence, about 40 miles southwest of Beijing.

Representing the United States on the girls math team is Jae Eui Shin, a senior at Phillips Academy in Andover.

The team's eight high school students were chosen from the top ranks of the female finalists in the 2010 USA Mathematical Olympiad.

The girls will write an online travelogue with photos to capture and share highlights from their trip to the CGMO, available at

Chosen leader

The Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation sponsored its annual three-day MassSTAR Citizenship Conference (Massachusetts Students Accepting Responsibility) held this year at Lasell College in Newton. Ninety high school sophomores were nominated to represent their high school. MYLF was pleased to announce 2010 partnerships with the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts (GFWCMA) and Lasell College.

Area students included Erika Spinale, class of 2012 at Andover High School.

The Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation seeks to recognize, teach, and empower leadership in high school sophomores across state. MYLF values the potential of young people as future leaders and provides them with the tools to create positive change in their schools and communities. MYLF invites one sophomore from every Massachusetts-accredited high school to participate in hands-on-learning experience.

Marine-life study

Evan Doyle, who will be in the 10th grade at Andover High School this fall, attended a summer session in Marine Studies at The Acadia Institute of Oceanography in Seal Harbor, Maine from July 11-24, 2010. The child of Thomas and Nila Doyle was recommended for admittance to this highly selective program by Melanie Cutler.

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