Published: Jan 10, 2011 8:38 PM EST
Updated: Jan 10, 2011 5:38 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Two Canterbury School seniors, Alexander Feiock and Carl Nist-Lund, were the highest scoring students in Lee County on the prestigious American Mathematics Competition (AMC), administered to only superior mathematics students worldwide. They are ranked in the top five percent in the nation of those who took the test.

Math Team Advisor and Canterbury School Mathematics teacher Rob Nichols explained the significance of their accomplishment, “Alex's and Carl's score of a 91.5 was high enough to allow them to proceed to the next round of testing (American Invitational Mathematics Exam - AIME). This is a very difficult feat that only the top mathematics students from around the world achieve. Their accomplishment was recognized with individual awards and published by the Mathematical Association of America. This publication is sent to schools from around the world. Needless to say, we are very proud of their accomplishment.”