GCC’s ACE student, Triton Adamski, Takes Third Place in State-wide Mathematics Competition!

Batavia, NY-  Genesee Community College is excited to announce Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) student, Triton Adamski of Corfu has won third place in the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) Fall 2017-2018 competition! In addition, Adamski’s impressive score was combined with the other top four GCC participants for a fifth place team win! These performances mark GCC’s highest scoring individual and best team placement since 2009.

NYSMATYC formed the Mathematics League for NYS Two-Year Colleges in 1980 to provide a challenge and foster interest in mathematics. The league has also generated a nearly 40-year long friendly competition between two-year colleges across the state. Today, 27 two-year colleges and over 500 students compete in the Fall and Spring competitions.

Participants take a timed exam consisting of approximately 20 mathematical questions. The top five scores from each college are combined to form the college’s team score for each exam. Then, the Fall and Spring exam scores for both individuals and teams are combined to crown the academic year’s champion college and individual.

Adamski is a senior at Pembroke High School and has been an ACE program participant since he won Math Science Scholar of the Year in sixth grade. He is also a member of GCC’s first Math Science Preparatory Program session. In addition to holding the highest course average in Calculus II at GCC, Adamski has earned 64 credits through the ACE program and anticipates graduating from GCC this spring with an A.S. degree in Natural Science just before earning his high school diploma! With his 4.0 grade point average throughout his time in the ACE program, he is ready for his next academic challenge, which will be at Rochester Institute of Technology where he has already been accepted into its Game Design and Development Program.

“Any student willing to put in the time and effort should definitely consider taking advantage of the ACE program. You can take so many different courses which really helps to figure out what you’d like to study after (high school) graduation,” says Adamski. “The program also significantly reduces the number of courses you have to take when you get to college.”

Other members of the NYSMATYC GCC team, which earned fifth included Tim Jackson, Kiara Santiago, Trent Osborne, and Dmitri Kapitonov. The hard work of these students will position the GCC team well for the championship competition in the spring. 

Adamski and all of the top performers for the Fall and Spring competitions will be recognized at the NYSMATYC’s Annual Conference in April 2018. Prizes include mathematical software generously donated by the math league sponsors and mathematical and scientific journals and magazines.

Genesee Community College offers an associate degree in Mathematics, and the ACE program gives students the opportunity to earn significant college credits while still in high school.

For more information on the Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) program, contact GCC at (585) 345-6801, or via email at ACE@genesee.edu.

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Editor’s Note:

A photograph of Triton Adamski with his parents, Denise and Dale Adamski, is available at: