Pinoy students bag 23 medals at Int’l Math and Science Olympiad in Singapore

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Filipino students display their medals at the awarding ceremony of the 14th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School in Singapore. (Photo by MTG)

MANILA – Young Filipino students won 23 medals at the 14th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School (IMSO) held in Singapore from November 20-24.

Now on its 14th year, this year’s IMSO drew 21 countries and was organized by the NUS High School of Math and Science, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education.

Delegation head Dr. Isidro Aguilar, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines (MTG), said the Philippine team bagged 2 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals in the math division, and 8 silver and 4 bronze medals in science.

Besides Aguilar, others who accompanied the students were math tutor Mikaela Uy and science tutors Jonabel Quintana and Jay Gabata.

This year’s IMSO was participated in by 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.

The country’s medalists at IMSO are:

MATHEMATICS

GOLD MEDALIST
Alvann Walter Paredes Dy – St. Jude Catholic School
Christopher James Yap – St. John’s Institute

SILVER MEDALIST
Cris Lorraine Dela Cruz – 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

BRONZE MEDALIST
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

SCIENCE

SILVER MEDALIST
Dillon Keller Chan – UNO High School
Katrina Isabelle Dela Rama – Integrated Montessori Center-Taguig
John Florence Dizon – Calamba Elementary School-SSC
Juan Rafael Landicho – Stonyhurst Southville International School-Batangas
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
Chantal Paige Vargas – Ateneo de Zamboanga University

BRONZE MEDALIST
Sophia Monique Chan – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School
Marie Emmanuelle Martinez – University of the Philippines (UP) Integrated School
Tristan Mora – Bagong Tanyag Elementary School
Isabella Marie Reyes – De La Salle University Integrated School