Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Filipino students won 27-medals from global math tilt

This is just a quick post to congratulate a couple of Filipino high school students who went home with 27 medals from the recently concluded 10th Invitational World Youth Mathematics Inter-cities Competition (IWYMIC) which was held in Durban, South Africa from July 5 to 10.

Based on a report from abs-cbnnews.com, the students who grabbed individual bronze medals are the following:

Geraldine Baniqued (St. Paul College-Pasig)
John Russell Virata (Gideon Academy)
Zheng Rong Wu (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School)
Matthew Chris Chan (St. Stephen's High School)
Vance Eldric Go (St. Jude Catholic School-Manila)
Elvis Jeremy Ayroso (Philippine Science High School-Main Campus)

Meanwhile, the following bagged individual merit awards:
Adrian Raphael Co (Xavier School)
Ostin John Ong (Bacolod Trinity Christian School)
Arielle Elise Chua (St. Jude Catholic School)
Paolo Manuel Iyulores (Ateneo de Manila High School)

In the team contest, the three Philippine teams were awarded bronze medals apiece. The Philippine Team A composed of Banigued, Chua, Virata and Wu won first runner-up while Philippine Team B whose members were Chan, Co, Go, and Ong got the second runner-up. Philippine Team C composed of Ayroso, Iyulores, Janssen Kotah (Philippine Cultural College) and Hanz Vladimir Cabanes (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School) was awarded a Merit Award.

Sarah Jane Cua of the Pangasinan Universal Institute won a bronze medal in the individual contest and second runner-up in the team contest as a borrowed member of the International Girls’ Team.

According to reports, this is the first time in the country's participation in the contest that all Filipino contestants won a medal each. The Mathematics Trainers’ Guild (MTG) trained the contestants for the competition.

The Filipino students competed with about 228 high school students from 19 countries including Canada, China, Australia, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, South Korea, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and the Philippines.

Mabuhay ang mga estudyanteng Filipino!


melissa said...

What an accomplishment, many congrats to them all.

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nobe said...

filipinos are really smart and talented. hndi lang talaga minsan nabibigyan ng pagkakataon at suporta ng gobyerno.



betchai said...

oh wow, congratulations to all of them, make us all so happy and proud!

xprosaic said...

napanood ko nga to sa news... at least kahit papaano eh naelevate kahit konti man lang ang pinas... hope many more to come... jijijijijiji

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Badong said...

sana math wiz din ako! sana LAHAT ng pilipino magaling sa math o sa kahit na anong aspeto.

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Leomar said...

Tama ka dyan, Nobe. Salamat sa pagdalaw.

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