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Aug 16, 2009

At last, the Philippines finally makes a clean sweep after 8 years of struggle for gold! The elusive gold has been taken by no less than a 3rd year student of St. Jude Catholic School, Carmela Antoinette Lao, who, as a sleeping dragon, rises and grabs the glittering medal from the 8th China Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad in Xiamen, China on August 11-16, 2009.

Confident but humble, Carmela has managed to survive the terrible pressure of the math challenge known as one of the hardest math contests in the planet. Her success in the China Girls’ Math tilt only proves her impressive math prowess which has strengthened after several exposures to intensive trainings and participation in various international math contests. More often than not, her victory speaks of her capability to be what she can be and rise above anyone’s expectation. It should be noted that just recently she was in major broadsheets in the country after ending up getting the bronze medal from the IMO, making her the first Filipina to get the said award.

The China Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is far from the ordinary since it really contains brain-racking and mind-boggling problems which make the only best in mathematics worthy to be in the circle of the very few survivors of the contest. This all-girl math contest in China was designed to encourage the maximum participation of the math-gifted female group. This competition which starts from the difficult problems and ends in extremely tough and complicated problems gives the participants the exhaustive hours of burning their neurons in solving the problems. Indeed, the participating countries, in most cases, field participants with defined mathematical abilities for this math contest can surely match with the IMO.

This year, Carmela Antoinette Lao was with Geraldine Baniqued of St. Paul College-Pasig who hooked the first silver in this contest for the Philippines last year, Sarah Jane Cua of Pangasinan Universal Institute- a Sudoku world champ, and Bianca Lorraine Sing of Chiang Kai Shek College- a winner in various international math contests. Each of them received commendable award certificates: Best Performance and 2nd place overall in danceaerobics.

The MTG officers, Mr. Misael Jose Fisico and Mrs. Josephine Lorenzo Sy-Tan together with the supportive parents were members of the Philippine team. Dr. Simon Chua reiterated that “being a participant in this competition is already a prestige and getting a medal means a very excellent performance.”

Good Job Girls!!!

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