Pinoy students capture 11 awards in HK math contest

Filipino elementary students bagged 11 medals and a trophy at international math competition held from July 15 to 19 in Hong Kong.

Filipino students and their coaches at the awarding ceremony of the 22nd Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest in Hong Kong. (Photo credit: MTG)

The Philippine team, composed of eight Grade 5 students, won two silver and four bronze medals in the individual contest, and four silver medals and a trophy in the team contest at the 22nd Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest (PMWC), according to the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG).

Winning silver medals in the individual contest are Jerome Austin Te of Jubilee Christian Academy and Michael Gerard Tongson of Stonyhurst Southville International School-Malarayat.

The individual bronze medalists are Kody Briones of Emmanuel Christian School, Iris Lexi Ababon of Colegio San Agustin-Makati, Sophie Jill Co of Pace Academy, and Sean Jang of Elizabeth Seton School-South.

In the team contest, Philippine Team A, composed of Ian Gabriel Hong of Pace Academy, Tongson, Te and Briones, grabbed first runner-up and were awarded silver medals and a trophy.

“We congratulate our Filipino contestants for winning awards in the contest. We are very proud of their feat,” said MTG president Isidro Aguilar.

A total of 144 students joined this year’s PMWC, now on its 22nd year, from the US, Australia, South Korea, China, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The Philippine delegation arrived in Manila on Friday, July 19.

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