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6 Filipino HS students to compete in UK Math Olympiad

by Ma. Cristina Arayata

MANILA — Six Filipino high school students will be competing at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in the United Kingdom from July 11 to 22.

They will compete against more than 600 students from 112 countries in the contest, which is considered as the most prestigious math competition worldwide, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said.

Participating in the IMO is a project of the DOST and the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP). Last year, the Philippines bagged a gold medal, a silver medal, two bronze medals, and two honorable mentions, and also ranked 38th in the IMO.

For this year, the representatives were chosen from the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Camp, a rigorous training program led by the MSP from February to May 2019.

They are: Immanuel Josiah Balete (St. Stephen’s High School), Vincent Dela Cruz (Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science), Andres Rico Gonzales III (De La Salle University Integrated School), Dion Stephan Ong (Ateneo de Manila Senior High School), Bryce Ainsley Sanchez (Grace Christian College), and Sean Anderson Ty (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School).

During the send-off program organized by the DOST for them last Saturday, Science Education Institute Director Josette Biyo said they are already winners in the eyes of the Filipinos.

According to the participants, mere participation in the IMO is already a reward for them and they also expect to acquire some lessons, which they may not learn elsewhere. (PNA)



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