Max Schindler, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, placed third, out of all students in the U.S., in the North American Computational Linguistics grueling five-hour qualification test. Schindler and the other three members of the U.S. team will head to Manchester, England in July 2013 for the international competition. Schindler is the first student from Ladue Horton Watkins High School to earn a position on the U.S. team for any International Olympiad since 2006.
The International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO) is a world championship mathematics competition for high school students and is held annually in a different country. The first ILO was held in 1965 in Moscow. Teams from 32 countries have participated in at least one of the last 10 competitions.