Sam VanDixhorn Makes History: AIME Qualifier

Sam VanDixhorn has made history by qualifying for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) at Christian Life School, causing excitement and pride to run throughout the school. Sam is the first student from our school to achieve this prestigious level of competition, marking a significant moment for CLS.

The journey to AIME began with Sam’s exceptional performance on the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 12, where he demonstrated his mathematical prowess by achieving a high score. His stellar performance placed him among the top 16% of students who participated in the AMC 12 last November, showcasing his dedication and talent in the field of mathematics.

The AMC 12 competition drew more than 16,000 students from around 1,500 different schools across the country. This event allowed Sam to showcase his mathematical abilities that he has honed over years of participation. Remarkably, Sam has been competing in AMC math competitions since fifth grade, demonstrating his long-term commitment and passion for mathematics.

Sam’s accomplishment is a clear indication of his abilities and dedication, as well as the positive and encouraging atmosphere that is cultivated at CLS. We are delighted to acknowledge and celebrate Sam’s triumph, and we also understand the significant influence it has on our school community.

Sam’s achievement highlights the immense talent and potential within our student body, showcasing that CLS students excel not only academically but also in various extracurricular activities. By encouraging students to explore their passions and talents, CLS empowers them to reach new heights and make significant contributions to their chosen fields.

Sam’s achievement is an inspiration for his peers, showing that dedication, perseverance, and a love for learning can lead to success. His story motivates other students to pursue their passions and excel in their endeavors.

As we look to the future, Sam’s accomplishment sets a precedent for future generations of CLS students, inspiring them to pursue academic excellence and make their mark on the world. His achievement not only showcases his brilliance but also serves as a source of inspiration and pride for the entire CLS community. Congratulations, Sam, on this remarkable accomplishment!