As I typically am reserved about congratulating certain students in front of other students, there is a long backlog of congrats to be said that I think are better left said then left unsaid.
Congrats to Tina for placing first in the 7th grade prealgebra test at the local Pizitz tournament this year!
Congrats to Shlok for placing 4th at this year’s CMIMC (Cargenie Mellon) Division 2 combinatorics and CS test!
Congrats to Allan and Anthony for making Mathcounts nationals at all!
Congrats to team Lolfram for scoring a 24/30 on Purple Comet.
Congrats to Adrita for being a top 5 female scorer on the AMC 10A in the North East region.
Congrats to Anya for getting accepted to PROMYS.
There are many things I could say, but congrats to everyone for accomplishing some subset of your math goals this year! Remember to go at your own pace and not feel behind just because you started math competitions 5 years later than someone else. For those more experienced, remember why you love math in the first place, and keep working hard as a result of it!
If you missed some of your major goals for this year, try not to be discouraged for long, and work hard to hit next year’s goal!
I will try to highlight smaller accomplishments for beginners and larger accomplishments for more experienced competitors in the future.