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Aug 15, 2012

The Center for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) of the University of Waterloo announced the winners of the 2012 Euclid Mathematics Contest given in May 2012. The contest participated in by a total of approximately 14000 students from 1200 schools worldwide gave way to the emergence of 10 Filipino math wizards to receive a medal and certificates of distinction.

**Brandon Chan** of Philippine Cultural College-Annex was declared school champion, making him to be the lone recipient of the contest medal for scoring the highest among the Filipino participants.

Winning the certificate of distinction for ranking in the top 25% of all the contestants were **Russelle Guadalupe **and **Mikel Jason Allas **of Valenzuela City Science High School, **Reine Jiana Reynoso** and **Joelle Peña** of Philippine Science High School-Main Campus, **John Thomas Chuatak** and **Dielle Tio **of St. Stephen's High School,** Deany Hendrick Cheng** of Grace Christian College,**Mikaela Angelina Uy** of St. Jude Catholic School and** Rachel Rojo **of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.

Euclid Contest, administered for 2.5 hours, consists of 10 questions, each worth 10 points, for a total of 100 points. The questions are divided into answers only and full solution parts. Marks for the full solution are assigned for form and style of presentation, as well as for answers.

Most of the problems are based on the mathematical curriculum. A list of possible topics includes:

Euclidean and analytic geometry, trigonometry, including functions, graphs, identities, sine and cosine laws, exponential and logarithmic functions, functional notation, systems of equations, polynomials, including relationships involving the roots of quadratic and cubic equations, the remainder theorem, sequences and series, simple counting problems and properties of numbers.