The problem solving community lost one of its distinguished leaders in Dr. George Lenchner when he passed away on April 23. He was 88 years old when he fell due to a head accident.

The 2006 USA Math Olympiad qualification score is set. According to Steve Dunbar, AMC Director, the cutoff level for AMC 12 is 217 and AMC 10 is 212. The AIME floor is 8.

California MATHCOUNTS announced teams that finished in the top 40% and individuals who finished in the top 25%. Ridgecredit Middle School is the Southern California section winner and Redwood Middle School is the Northern California section winner. Kevin Yang, Tonny Ho, Jim Li and Rolland Wu will represent California to compete at the National MATHCOUNTS.