A group of 23 elementary Filipino students made the Philippines proud by bagging a total of 23 medals from the 14th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School (IMSO), held in Singapore from Nov. 20 to Nov. 24.
The gifted Filipino youngsters won 2 gold medals in the math division, 13 silver medals in the math and science division, and 8 bronze medals in the math and science division.
Dr. Isidro Aguilar, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines (MTG) headed the delegation to the Lion city, according to a report by the Manila Bulletin. With him were math tutor Mikaela Uy, and science tutors Jonabel Quintana and Jay Gabata.
In math, the gold medalists were: Christopher James Yap of St. John’s Institute; and Alvann Walter Paredes Dy of St. Jude Catholic School.
Winning silver medals in math and science were: Cris Lorraine Dela Cruz of Bolinao Integrated School; Armea Helena Sien Dimayacyac, Notre Dame of Greater Manila; Walsh Nico Adrian Letran, St. Jude Catholic School; John David Magnaye, Holy Rosary Academy of Las Pinas City; Ambrose James Torreon, Rainbow of Angels Learning Center-Butuan; Dillon Keller Chan, UNO High School; Katrina Isabelle Dela Rama, Integrated Montessori Center-Taguig; John Florence Dizon, Calamba Elementary School; Juan Rafael Landicho, Stonyhurst Southville International School; Jaime Iñigo Rojo. Special Education Center for the Gifted-Kalayaan, Hans Ethan Ting, Rainbow of Angels Learning Center; Ziron John Valaquio, SPED Integrated School for Exceptional Children; and Chantal Paige Vargas, Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
The bronze medalists were: Kei Hang Derek Chan, St. Jude Catholic School; Krystal Lim Tiong Soon, Grace Christian College; Mayah Christine Lim. Notre Dame of Greater Manila; Angelene Erika Madrazo, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School; Sophia Monique Chan, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School; Marie Emmanuelle Martinez, University of the Philippines (UP) Integrated School; Tristan Mora, Bagong Tanyag Elementary School; and Isabella Marie Reyes, De La Salle University Integrated School.
The competition was joined by other Asian nations, namely Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.