BELLEVUE, WASH. – Bellevue Community College students have placed second in the nation and first in the northwest region in the 2004 American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges math competition.
It was the sixth year in a row that BCC students placed first in the region, which includes Washington, Idaho and Oregon.
In individual results, Shile Zhang placed first in the region and tenth in the nation, while Vincent Wu placed second in the region and tied for thirteenth nationally. David Yu and Zhi Xu placed fourth and fifth in the region, respectively. All are residents of Bellevue.
More than 150 colleges nationwide take part annually in the competition, which involves two rounds of tests.
Serving more than 39,000 students per year, Bellevue Community College is the third largest institution of higher learning in Washington state. BCC offers associate degrees, certificates and continuing education programs in the traditional arts, humanities and sciences, as well as information technology, telecommunications, business, health sciences, social sciences, educational development and numerous other professional and technical fields.