pp.4 Meanwhile, in Istanbul, Turkey, another U.S. team of students was making an impressive showing, finishing seventh in the 34th International Mathematical Olympiad. The six-member team garnered two gold, two silver, and two bronze medals in the 11-day competition held last month. Andrew Dittmer of Vienna, Va., and Leonard Ng of Chapel Hill, N.C., won gold medals. Ng was also a gold-medalist in last year's competition. A total of 72 nations participated in the olympiad, with the U.S. finishing behind China, Germany, Bulgaria, Russia, Taiwan, and Iran.

A group of highly skilled United States competitors went head-to- head against the world's best in Perugia, Italy, last month and brought home two gold and two silver medals, finishing in the top three against 37 other national teams. But they didn't have to run faster, jump higher, or throw anything farther to do it. The U.S. team of four high schoolers competed...

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