Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pinoy Students bag top awards in Australian Math Competition.

Fourteen students from 10 schools in the Philippines bagged the highest honors in the 2009 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). According to the DOST (Dept. of Science and Technology) website, four Filipino students received AMC medals for their outstanding performance.

The four students who got AMC medals for their outstanding performance are Seanne Ng of Saint Jude Catholic School, Justrin Edric Yturzaeta of Jubilee Christian Academy, Julius Vincent Sy of St. Stephen’s High School and Amiel Sy of PSHS-Main Campus. Sy even got a perfect score in the AMC.

Sisters Audrey Celine and Czarina Lao, both from Saint Jude Catholic School, bagged the AMC Prize Award, the highest award given to AMC competitors for being at the top 1 percent of the competitors.

Other students who got the Prize Award are Lormes Pedeglorio of Butuan City Special Education Center, Miguel Lorenzo Ildesa of Parents for Education (PAREF)-Westbridge School, Adrian Sy of Saint Jude Catholic School, Aldric Cristoval Reyes of Chiang Kai Shek College, John Russel Virata of Gideon Academy, Alvin Uy Lim of Quezon City Science High School, Emiliano Tan of Philippine Science High School (PSHS) -Main Campus, and Jake Gacuan of University of the Philippines.

In addition to the 14 students who got top awards, 43 other students from different schools in the Philippines received High Distinction honors for being at the top 2 percent of examinees in their year level. Eleven students also achieved a Prudence Award for garnering the most number of correct answers from question 1 of the AMC.

The AMC is a correspondence type exam, administered by the Australian Mathematics Trust, designed to highlight the importance of mathematics as part of the curriculum and discovering talents in mathematics. It is conducted jointly by the Mathematics Trainers’s Guild and the Australian Mathematics Trust.

All the winners of the AMC were presented their awards last October 19 at the Sofitel Hotel, Pasay City.

Photo and report from DOST-SEI

1 comment:

Melissa said...

How awesome is that! Many congrats to them all.


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