Four Filipino math whiz kids had identical scores of 99.7 percent, joining 65 other students worldwide who topped the 2010 Australian Mathematics Competition.
The following top-performing Filipino students were Nathaniel Ryan Ang, of Xavier School in San Juan, Metro Manila; and Seanne Daphne Ang, Mikaela Angelina Uy and Carmela Antoinette Lao, all of St. Jude Catholic School in Manila.
Prof. Peter Taylor, the executive director of the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT), the University of Canberra-based group, which has been conducting the AMC since 1976 said the competition drew about 400,000 participants from at least 40 countries.
The other medalists are from Australia, 23; Singapore, 7; Taiwan, 5; Hong Kong and New Zealand, 4 each; Malaysia, Indonesia, Bulgaria, and South Africa, 3 each; Thailand and India, both with 2; and China and South Korea, 1 each, the organizers said.
Seven other Filipino students won Prize Awards, which are given to contestants within the top 1 percent of the AMC: Adrian Reginald Sy, of St. Jude Catholic School; Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio, of the Butuan City SPED Center; Philip Christian Gelera, of UP Integrated School; Miguel Lorenzo Ildesa, of PAREF-Westbridge School; Farell Eldrian Wu, of MGC New Life Christian Academy; Kaye Janelle Yao, of Grace Christian College; and Samuel Christian Ong, of UNO High School.
Fifty other Filipinos got certificates of high distinction for being within the top 2 percent of the AMC.
They were Andrew Lawrence Sy, Keefe Collin Tan, Janssen Lawrence Chan, Jinger Chong, Matthew Angelo Isidro, Andrea Jaba, Austin Eldrich Chua and Vince Benedict Say, all of St. Jude Catholic School; Jan Joshua Cruz, of Pasig Catholic College; John Thomas Chuatak, Gabriel Pua, Shamina Sharlyne Liao, Hans Markson Tan and Thomas Spencer Balete, all of St. Stephen’s High School; Bonn Leif Amalia and Lord Danly Mafe, both of Colegio San Agustin-Biñan;
Lance Christopher Lelis, of Blessed Lights International Christian Academy; Shaquille Wyan Que, Jeremy Vance Yap and Deany Hendrick Cheng, all of Grace Christian College; Clyde Wesley Ang, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Xavier Jefferson Go, of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School; Christopher Joseph Magno, of Falcon Learning Center; Errol John Suarez, of Bicol University-Integrated Laboratory School; Mark Christopher Uy, Mario Antonio Ongkiko and Ethan Zachary Chua, all of Xavier School;
Jason Joseph Fernandez, Niel Benjamin Kho, Amiel Sy, Dale Wilson Garcia II, Ma. Moper Donaleigh Nuñez and Reina Jiana Reynoso, all of the Philippine Science High School; Frederick Matthew Corpuz, of Colegio San Agustin-Makati; Gabriel Angelo Estampador, of San Beda College-Alabang; Andrew Brandon Ong, Henry Jefferson Morco, Geovin Dexter Uy, all of Chiang Kai Shek College; Edward Joseph Ofilada, of Ateneo de Manila University;
John Angel Aranas, of Makati Science High School; Raymart Caasi, of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Kevin Clyde Chu, of Sacred Heart School of Jesuits; Francis Daelo, of Malayan Colleges-Laguna; Kevin Christopher Catbagan and Steven Matthew Cheng, both of UP Diliman; Jasper John Segismundo, of Pasig Catholic College; Patrick Allen Tanada, of Pembo Elementary School; Francis Concepcion, of Philippine Cultural College-Main; and Christopher Rabi, of Cebu Eastern College.
Mathematics Trainers’ Guild co-founders Dr. Simon Chua and Prof. Rechilda Villame both cited the top-performing students for having “repeatedly made the country proud with their achievements.”
Last year, Julius Vincent Sy, a student of St. Stephen’s High School, got a perfect score in the AMC.
Sy was one of only 20 students worldwide who scored 100 percent in the 2009 edition of the AMC, which is administered here by MTG and the Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology.
Posted on October 24th, 2010
under The Good Balita