Pinoy students bag medals in 4 China math tilts

FILIPINO students bagged 18 medals, including four gold, in four international math contests held in China to continue their winning streak abroad.

They won at the 2017 China Western Mathematical Invitation (CWMI) held from August 11 to 16 in Sichuan; 16th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) from August 10 to 15 in Chongqing; and the 14th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (CSMO) in Jiangxi and and China Northern Future Star Math Invitation (CNFSMI) in Changchun held recently.

The country’s medal haul consisted of four gold, six silver and eight bronze medals, according to Dr. Isidro Aguilar, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG).

“Our young math wizards once again brought honor to the country by winning in these four contests. Their hard work and training paid off,” Aguilar said.

Contestants in the CGMO and CWMI came from the top high schools in 30 different provinces in China, and teams from Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Kazakhstan and the Philippines. The CWMI had a proof-based format similar to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Filipino contestants were accompanied by MTG coaches James Kelvin Martin and Quennie Sarabia-Flores.

Winning medals for the Philippines are:

2017 China Western Mathematical Invitation (CWMI)
Sean Anderson Ty – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School Gold Medal
Elijamin Wolfgang Claveria – Philippine Science High School-Main – Silver Medal
Xuanye Li – Xavier School – Silver Medal
Steven John Wang – UNO High School – Silver Medal
Kenneth Shi – Philippine Cultural College-Annex – Bronze Medal
Eason Wong – Philippine Cultural College-Annex – Bronze Medal
16th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO)
Gabrielle Jackie Candano – Aquinas University of Legazpi – Bronze Medal
Madelyn Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main – Bronze Medal
Margaret Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main – Bronze Medal
Marjana Ysabella Montañez – Philippine Science High School-Main – Bronze Medal
14th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (CSMO)
Andres Rico Gonzales III – Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Gold Medal
Dion Stephan Ong, Ateneo de Manila Junior High School – Silver Medal
Fedrick Lance Lim – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School – Bronze Medal
Jinger Chong – St. Jude Catholic School – Bronze Medal
China Northern Future Star Math Invitation (CNFSMI)
Rafael Jose Santiago – Philippine Science High School-Main – Gold Medal
Vince Jan Torres – Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School – Gold Medal
Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon – Emilio Aguinaldo College – Silver Medal
Sedrick Scott Keh – Xavier School – Silver Medal

(PR)

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