Edward Wan, who is entering eighth grade student at Seattle’s Lakeside Middle School, won the 2016 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition on July 18.
He answered the question, “What is the remainder when 999,999,999 is divided by 32?” in 6.94 seconds.
Wan beat 224 participants from across the nation. He received a $25,000 scholarship and a trip to U.S. Space Camp.
A resident of Clyde Hill, Wan is active in helping homeless families learn computer skills as part of the Global Youth Advocates. He also teaches young students math as part of the Seattle Infinity Math Circle.