Results of the NAC

In order to increase transparency, we are publishing the scores and ranks of students that took part in the National Astronomy Competition. We asked for students consent when publishing the scores. Note that anyone can take part in the National Astronomy Competition but only U.S. citizens and residents can represent U.S. at the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad.

For the 2019/2020:

In total 72 students took part in the National Astronomy Competition. This year we had the exam online, split into 2 sessions. Here are the official scores and histogram distribution.

RankNameSchoolScore
1Leo YaoWest Windsor-Plainsboro High School North139.95
2April ChengCanyon Crest Academy115.5
3William HuangLynbrook High School94.05
4Sean ChenCanyon Crest Academy89.65
5Max TanPhillips Exeter Academy84.5
6Gopal K. GoelKrishna Homeschool83.7
7Jinghuai YaoSt.Stephen’s Episcopal School82.95
8William LiKing High School81
9Adithya BalachandranHigh Technology High School80.35
10Shion MurakawaNorth Hollywood High School78.45
11Jupiter DingState College Area High School77.975
12Jared MachtingerAdlai E. Stevenson High School77.55
13Ryan RaikmanSharon High School66.05
14Richard XuClear Lake High School65.4
15Abhay BestrapalliFreedom international school62.25
16Kelli Van BruntFrancisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School61.85
17Shaurya JainEvergreen Valley High School58.05
18Evan ZhangThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology55.45
19Joshua JonesLangley High School53.5
21Abrar SheikhPoolesville HS52
22Andrew LiuAdlai E. Stevenson High School50.225
25Erez Israeli MillerBergen County Academies46.75
26Arjun PatelTroy High School45.95
27Sunay JoshiBergen County Academies44.5
28Yang Jie Lin HuPrinceton International School of Math and Science42.85
30Lixin ZhengKing High School42.05
31Jihao YuPrinceton International School of Mathematics and Science41.75
35Kendrick NguyenFairmont Preparatory Academy36.75
36Andrii ObertasFryeburg Academy36.25
40Ernest LuTexas Academy of Math and Science32.15
42Albert ZhangState College Area High School31.35
45Yevgeniy GorbachevStuyvesant High School29.5
46Ethan PereiraWest Windsor-Plainsboro High School North28.25
47Akash KumarAdlai E. Stevenson High School27.9
50Shreya SinghCenterville High School25.45
52Victor LiThe Wheatley School25.4
55Grant DanielsTimpview High School23.5
57Austin ChenLubbock High22
58Kashvi MundraLambert High School21.75
62Matthew WestleyWestview High School12.825
64Chris JungCanyon Crest Academy10.825
Official scores of 2020 NAC
Score histogram of 2020 NAC