Philippine high schools won two medals and four awards at the 63rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Oslo, Norway, considered the world championship of high school mathematics competitions.
All members of the 6-member team from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS/Pisay) Main and Central Mindanao, De La Salle University – Senior High School (DLSU SHS), MGC New Life Christian Academy, and Victory Christian International School (VCIS) finished the IMO competition with honors.
The Philippine Team’s performance placed the country in 55th position among 104 nations that competed at the IMO from July 6 – 16, 2022.
Leading the Filipino winners were two (2) Bronze Medals recipients:
- Mohammad Nur Casib (Philippine Science High School – Central Mindanao Campus)
- Raphael Dylan Dalida (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus)
Four (4) Honorable Mentions were awarded to the following:
- Sarji Elijah Bona (De La Salle University – Senior High School)
- Filbert Ephraim Wu (Victory Christian International School)
- Rickson Caleb Tan (MGC New Life Christian Academy)
- Enrico Rolando Martinez (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus)
PSHS Main’s Dalida previously won a silver medal at last year’s IMO while DLSU SHS’ Bona won bronze.
Dalida led this year’s winners of the Philippine Mathematical Olympiad, along with Wu of VCIS (PMO silver) and PSHS Central Mindanao’s Casib (Top Junior Contestant from Qualifying Stage). Tan and Martinez were both national finalists of the 24th PMO.
The 2022 IMO Philippine team was headed by Dr. Christian Paul Chan Shio (Team Leader, Ateneo de Manila University) on behalf of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP). Dr. Chan Shio was joined by Hazel Joy Shi (Deputy Leader, University of the Philippines Diliman) and Russelle Guadalupe (Trainer, UP Diliman).
The IMO Philippine team members were congratulated and feted by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo which reported the country’s performance at one of the most difficult and most prestigious mathematics competitions for high school students worldwide.
Philippine Ambassador to Norway Enrico T. Fos warmly welcomed the team to the Chancery and conveyed to the Philippine team members the collective joy and pride of the Filipino people in the team´s achievement.
As the students shared their proud moments during the competition, Ambassador Fos stressed that “their feat in this Math Olympiad is worthy of emulation by the other kids of their generation in the Philippines. After all, this is a math competition of the best and brightest high school math wizards worldwide.”
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