The Philippines’ team of young student-mathematicians emerged as overall champions at the 7th International Young Mathematicians’ Convention (IYMC) which wrapped up in December at City Montessori School in Lucknow, India.
The 21 young Filipino mathletes in the senior and junior division brought home a total of 23 gold, 6 silvers, and 3 bronze medals, according to Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG).
Philippine Team A Seniors was declared the overall champion.
Philippine Team B Juniors was first runner-up.
In the senior division, Philippine team A was declared champion in the relay contest and first-runner up in the math quiz while Philippine team D was champion in the math quiz and second runner in the relay contest. Philippine team B ended the contest as 2nd runner-up and 1st runner up in the math quiz and relay contest respectively. In the junior division, Philippine team C was declared first runner up in the math quiz.
The country’s medalists are:
Al Patrick Castro – Makati Science High School
Maria Monica Manlises – St. Stephen's High School
Madelyn Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main
Margaret Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main
Andres Rico Gonzales III – Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Eion Nikolai Chua – International School Manila
Sted Micah Cheng – Hope Christian High School
Alfonso Miguel Abella – Grace Christian College
Kirk Patrick Bamba – Mataas na Paaralang Neptali Gonzales
Miko Johnson Co – St. Stephen's High School
Terence Brian Tsai – Chiang Kai Shek College
Xavier Jefferson Ray Go – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School
Jarrett Ian Lim – Philippine Academy of Sakya
Hans Markson Tan – St. Stephen's High School
Grant Aaron King – Grace Christian College
Gerrick Spencer Limsiy – Grace Christian College
Rafael Jose Santiago – Philippine Science High School-Main
Paul Elvin Sim – Jubilee Christian Academy
Phil Eldrige Sim – Jubilee Christian Academy
Li Xuanye – Xavier School
Christine Joy Okubo – Philippine Science High School-Main MTG team leaders Myrna Agtarap, Manuel Kotah, James Kelvin Martin and Renard Eric Chua accompanied the students to the international math contest.
IYMC is an International Event organized by City Montessori School GomtiNagar every alternate year since2002 to give mathematical expression to the youth.
This year’s IYMC was participated in by the following countries, Bangladesh, Brazil Bhutan, Indonesia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Vietnam.