Pinoy kids scoop up 26 medals, awards in Malaysia math contest

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Filipino math wizards proudly display the Philippine flag and the medals they won together with their coaches at the awarding ceremony of the International Teenagers' Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia Filipino math wizards proudly display the Philippine flag and the medals they won together with their coaches at the awarding ceremony of the International Teenagers’ Mathematical Olympiad 2015 in Malaysia[/caption] The Philippine team won 2 gold, 3 silver, 9 bronze medals, and two merit awards in the individual contest; four first runner-up and four second runner-up awards in the team and group contests; and two awards in the Puzzle Challenge. Team leader Dr. Isidro Aguilar of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG) said the individual awardees are:

Gold medal

Jinger Chong – St. Jude Catholic School Stefan Marcus Ong – St. Jude Catholic School

Silver medal

Steven Reyes – St. Jude Catholic School Andres Rico Gonzales III – Colegio San Juan de Letran Terence Brian Tsai – Chiang Kai Shek College

Bronze medal William Joshua King – Bethany Christian School Eason Wong – Philippine Cultural College-Annex Alyana Zoie Chua – MGC New Life Christian Academy Natalia Beatrice Dy – St. John’s Institute Tiffany Mae Ong – Immaculate Christian Academy-Greenhills Eion Nikolai Chua – MGC New Life Christian Academy Bryce Ainsley Sanchez – Grace Christian College Elijamin Wolfgang Claveria – Philippine Science High School-Main Xavier Jefferson Ray Go – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School

Merit awards

Jarrett Ian Lim -Philippine Academy of Sakya Xuanye Li – Xavier School

In addition, Wong and Eion Nikolai Chua also won second and third runners-up, respectively, in the Puzzle Challenge. In the group and team contests, Philippine Team D composed of Gonzales, Tsai, Claveria and Li won two first runners-up while Team C, composed of Reyes, Ong, Sanchez and Chua, and Team B, composed of Chong, Chua, Dy and Ong, took home first and second runners-up awards. Team A, composed of Go, King, Wong and Lim, grabbed two second runners-up awards. The contestants were accompanied by team leaders Prof. Arvie Ubarro, Renard Eric Chua, Manuel Kotah and Aguilar, and deputy team leaders Dr. Enerio Sagusay, Joseph Wee, Ivan Roblas, and Juriel Pollisco. A total of 160 contestants joined the contest from 11 countries consisting of Bulgaria, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.?The Philippine team arrived in Manila on Dec. 14.]]>

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