Philippine Science High School Students Bag 9 Medals at HKIMO 2023, Showcasing Global Math Prowess

Philippine Science High School Students Global Math Prowess
Meet the Philippine Science High School Math Whizzes: The gold winners leading the 9-medal haul at the 2023 Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad. Photos from PSHS-MC FB.

Philippine Science High School (PSHS/Pisay) students again displayed excellence against other nations, securing 9 medals at the Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad (HKIMO) 2023 Final Round Online this year.

The Pisay scholars were awarded 4 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze during the virtual ceremony held October 1, following the virtual showdown last August that pitted the young Filipinos against competitors from 15 nations including Australia and Singapore.

The scholars navigated through five key subjects to secure their medals: Logical Thinking, Arithmetic, Algebra, Number Theory, and Geometry and Combinatorics. The HKIMO conducts national heats to scout the best mathematical talents for its global finals.

PSHS – Main Campus announced the students’ harvest of medals in a Facebook post after the virtual awards.

List of Medalists:


  • Cassidy Emira Varon
  • Regina Therese Castaneda
  • Magnus Rex Navarro
  • Ralph Benedict Bolanos


  • Gian Louis Valenciano
  • Djiren Riel Abdao
  • Rayhan Marcus Miranda
  • Matt Gerard Navarro


  • Kayleigh Claire So

Beyond HKIMO, PSHS students have garnered international acclaim in 2023, achieving milestones such as the country’s inaugural medal at the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (IOAA) in Poland. They’ve also earned various honors including gold, silver, and bronze awards at the Singapore International STEM Innovation Challenge (SISTEMIC), bronze medals and honorable mention at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Switzerland, and bronze medals at the International Geography Olympiad (iGEO) in Indonesia.

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