Pinoy teens win in Singapore Math Olympiad

Posted at 02/12/2012 4:17 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino high school students won four medals in the inaugural Raffles Invitation Mathematical Olympiad last February 6 to 11 in Singapore, the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG) said in a statement.

Mikaela Angeline Uy, a third-year student of St. Jude Catholic School, won a silver medal in the contest organized by the Raffles Institution.

Meanwhile, Camille Dee (fourth year, Immaculate Conception Academy Greenhills), Brandon Chan (fourth year, Philippine Cultural College-Caloocan) and Ruselle Guadalupe (fourth year, Valenzuela Science High School) all won bronze medals.

"We are very happy that all four won a medal each," said Dr. Simon Chua, MTG president.

One hundred students from nine countries participated in the Math Olympiad. Eight contestants won gold medals, while 16 won silvers and 36 got bronzes.