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66 math wizards breeze through the 2014 AMC
Date Posted: 2014-09-18

The Filipino math wizards won their deal as sixty six of them reached first base, reaping medals, prize awards and high distinction certificates in the 2014 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) conducted in different MTG centers and selected schools in the Philippines last August 7, 2014.

This year, five whiz kids stayed ahead of the pack for winning medals, a recognition conferred to participants whose performance is outstanding within in a particular region/country within a year group. The awardees who turned up trumps for hooking the AMC medals are Stefan Marcus Ong, Grade 7 from St. Jude Catholic School, Christian Philip Gelera and Jose Ignacio Locsin, Grade 8 from Philippine Science High School - Main Campus, Clyde Wesley Ang, Grade 9 from Chiang Kai Shek College and Farrel Eldrian Wu, Grade 10 from MGC New Life Christian Academy.

The five AMC medal awardees of the junior and intermediate divisions are also winners of the Prize Awards. Along with them are these nine other Filipino mathletes who finished the contest with the prize award generally given to no more than 1 student for every 300 students within their region and year group. The prize awardees of the middle and upper primary divisions are: 

  Prize Awardees Level Schools
1 Uygongco, Junstin Timothy Grade 3 Hua Siong College of Iloilo 
2 Tan, Sean Matthew Grade 4 Jubilee Christian Academy
3 Torralba, Jeremie Keon Grade 4 Southville International School and Colleges
4 Bermudez, Dominic Lawrence Grade 5 Notre Dame of Greater Manila,  Caloocan City
5 Quintin, Jan Cedrick Grade 5 Mother Goose Special School System 
6 Capito Patricia Grade 6 UP Integrated School
7 King, Naomi Anne Grade 6 St. Jude Catholic School 
8 Ng, Genrish Grade 6 St. Jude Catholic School 
9 Reyes, Steven Grade 6 St. Jude Catholic School 

There are 52 Filipino number crunchers winning the High Distinction Certificates for the middle and upper primary, junior and intermediate divisions. This award is given to a student who has not received a higher award but is in the top 2% of their year and region. The awardees are:

  High Distinction Level Schools
1 Dimayacyac, Armea Helena  Grade 3 Notre Dame of Greater Manila,  Caloocan City
2 Letran, Walsh Nico Adrian Grade 3 St. Jude Catholic School
3 Lim, Mayah Christine Grade 3 Notre Dame of Greater Manila,  Caloocan City
4 Ong, Carlos Benedict Grade 3 Chiang Kai Shek College
5 Reyes, Lauren Grade 3 St. Jude Catholic School
6 Bonifacio, Anika Bettina Grade 4 Mother Goose Special School System 
7 Dy, Nathan Mayer Grade 4 St. John’s Institute, Bacolod City
8 Fang, Johnny Yzekiel Grade 4 St. Jude Catholic School
9 Jao, Ethan Cedric Grade 4 St. Jude Catholic School
10 Lim, Reginald Grade 4 Grace Christian College
11 Noceda, Erin Christen Grade 4 Special Education Center For the Gifted
12 Tan, Patricia Grade 4 Chiang Kai Shek College
13 Wu, Filbert Ephraim Grade 4 MGC New Life Christian Academy
14 Arcadio, Jodi Marcia Grade 5 Notre Dame of Greater Manila, Caloocan City
15 Cheng, Sted Micah Grade 5 Hope Christian High School
16 Ferrer, Matt Brycen Grade 5 Mother Goose Special School System 
17 Lim, Lance Heinrich Grade 5 St. Jude Catholic School
18 Reyes, Allyana Grade 5 Falcon School, Fairview
19 Tamayo, Annika Angela Mei Grade 5 Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS
20 Tan, Frederick Ivan Grade 5 Xavier Grade School Unit
21 Bagsic, Albriz Moore Grade 6 Lilyrose School, Batangas City
22 Balete, Immanuel Josiah Grade 6 St. Stephen’s High School 
23 Bautista, Ralde Anuel Grade 6 MGC New Life Christian Academy
24 Gan, Jessica Loraine Grade 6 St. Jude Catholic School
25 Manlises, Maria Monica Grade 6 St. Stephen’s High School 
26 Pantaleon, Erika Emmanuel Grade 6 Small World Christian School Foundation
27 Sanchez, Bryce Ainsley Grade 6 Grace Christian College
28 Sy, Ryan-Jericho Grade 6 Chiang Kai Shek College
29 Tiong, Gregory Grade 6 St. Jude Catholic School
30 Chua, Eion Nikolai Grade 7 MGC New Life Christian Academy
31 Marquez, John Henry Grade 7 Phil. Science High Schoo l - Main Campus
32 Masbano, Raymund Carlo Grade 7 St. John’s Institute
33 San Gabriel, Andrhea Grade 7 University of Baguio
34 Sy, Audrey Grade 7 St. Jude Catholic School
35 Yu, Jonathan Condrad Grade 7 Philippine Christian Gospel School
36 Cruz, Jan Joshua Grade 8 Pasig Catholic College
37 Dy, Lawrence Gabriel Grade 8 CCF Life Academy Foundation Inc.
38 Pedeglorio, Lorems Yrol Grade 8 Phil. Science High School - SMC
39 Villanueva, Isabel Jocyn Grade 8 PAREF Woodrose School, Muntinlupa
40 Dulay, Kyle Patrick Grade 9 Phil. Science High School-Main Campus
41 Isidro, Matthew Angelo Grade 9 St. Jude Catholic School
42 Que, Shaquille Wyan Grade 9 Grace Christian College
43 Wang, Steven John Grade 9 UNO High School
44 Wong, Eason Grade 9 Phil. Cultural College-Caloocan
45 Abella, Alfonso Miguel Grade 10 Grace Christian College
46 Cu, Bernice Joy Grade 10 UNO High School
47 Jaba, Andrea Grade 10 St. Jude Catholic School
48 Jeong, Min-Chan Grade 10 Grace Christian College
49 Lim Tiong Soon, Kelsey Grade 10 Grace Christian College
50 Ong, Andrew Brandon Grade 10 Chiang Kai Shek College
51 Pascua, Gerald Grade 10 Phil. Science High School-Main Campus
52 Sy, Adrian Reginald Grade 10 St. Jude Catholic School

Dr. Mike Clapper, executive director of the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) who will be in the Philippines together with Australian ambassador to the Philippines, DOST and DepED secretaries or their representatives and other guests will personally present the award to the 66 AMC winners on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.   

Moreover, AMT disclosed that the Philippines has several recipients of distinction and credit certificates. The MTG, Philippines will reveal them as soon as AMT provides the complete lists of participants winning the distinction and credit certificates. The AMC report package containing printed school reports, certificates and student reports from the Australian Mathematics Trust will be dispatched to the participating schools after MTG will finish sorting all certificates.