Filipino high school students won four medals in the inaugural Raffles Invitation Mathematical Olympiad held from Feb. 6 to 11 in Singapore.
Mikaela Angelina Uy, third year student of St. Jude Catholic School, won a silver medal in the
competition held Feb. 6 to 11 and organized by the prestigious Raffles Institution, the oldest school in Singapore.
|(from left) Mikaela Angelina Uy, Camille Dee, |
Brandon Chan and Ruselle Guadalupe
The four comprised the lone team from the Philippines.
They have been coached by the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Philippines (MTG), said Dr. Simon Chua, guild president.
“We are very happy that all the four won a medal each,” he said.
“From among the 100 contestants, 8 got gold medals, 16 bagged silver, 36 got bronze, and 15 got honorable mention,” he said.
The Raffles Invitational Mathematical Olympiad is “a biennial international mathematics event that provides a platform for discovering, encouraging, and challenging Grades 7-12 mathematically gifted school students to pit their skills in a rigorous competition.”
It was participated in by 100 students from nine countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.