Pinoy teens bag medals in Singapore Math Olympiad

Feb 19, 2012

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 Filipino bronze medalists are Camille Dee, fourth year student of the Immaculate Conception Academy-Greenhills; Brandon Chan, fourth year student of the Philippine Cultural College-Caloocan; and Ruselle Guadalupe, fourth year student of the Valenzuela Science High School.

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.



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