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Lim Tiong Soon scores perfect in Hypatia Contest
Date Posted: 2014-05-27

Kelsey Lim Tiong Soon, a 4th year student of Grace Christian College struck back with another perfect score, a consistent feat showing her seemingly inexhaustible number prowess, this time in the Hypatia Contest, a math challenge run by the Center for Education in Mathematics and computing of the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Lim Tiong Soon, 15, one of the best in her batch, showed her flair for mathematics more eloquently than most of her peers. Her score, 40 out of 40, tightened her reins on her foreign counterparts from 49 cities worldwide to secure her lead. In this latest achievement, she stood with 6 other perfect scorers, all from China.

This year, the Philippines is first in the rank among the many other participating countries due to the outstanding average score of the Filipino team in the Hypatia Contest.  Thus, the credit also went to these four Filipino math whiz kids, Nathanael Joshua Balete of St. Stephen’s High School, Harvey Eaton Uy of British School Manila, Kaye Janelle Yao and Jason Carlo Carranceja of Grace Christian College.

The result of the Fryer Contest is another remarkable success for the Philippines. This time, three Filipino number crunchers achieved a mark that was just a point away from the perfect score. With the seven others from Troy, Michigan, the almost faultless marks belonged to Kyle Patrick Dulay of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus, Albert John Patupat of Holy Rosary College and Terence Brian Tsai of Chiang Kai Shek College.

The other Filipino math wizards in the honor roll of the Fryer Contest were Clyde Wesley Ang of Chiang Kai Shek College, Luke Matthews Bernardo of Philadelphia High School, Shaquille Wyan Que and Adam Christopher Chan of Grace Christian College, Christopher Banzon of Makati Science High School, Alyana Zoie Chua of MGC New Life Christian Academy, Miko Johnson Co of St. Stephen’s High School, Matthew Angelo Isidro of St. Jude Catholic School, Raphael Villaluz of Philippine Science High School – Main, Jaymi Mae Ching of Jubilee Christian Academy, John Aries Ceazar Hingan of San Beda College – Alabang, and Kenneth Shi of Philippine Cultural College Caloocan.

The Philippines ranked 2nd based on the average score of the Pinoy team in the Fryer Contest,  the first place went to team of  Indus Center for Academic Excellence, Troy MI.

The winning moment continued in the Galois Contest when Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy finished it with just a point way from the perfect score but still and all, his performance and of that of his team members mattered in placing the Philippines 5th in the ranking.

Joining the limelight of success in the Galois Contest were Andrew Lawrence Sy and Sedrick Scott Keh of Xavier School, Andrea Jaba and Isabella Mae Tan of St. Jude Catholic School, Raymond Joseph Fadri of Makati Science High School and Gen Mark Tanno of Southville International School and Colleges.

Congratulations for the job well done!!!