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Aug 06, 2017


From one campaign to another, young Filipinos showed the stuff they are made of as they continued to earn medals and bring honor to their country in the field of mathematics Olympiads.

The Filipinos took home one gold, one silver and two bronze medals after the grueling 5-day 14th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (CSMO) held last July 28 to August 2, 2017 in Yushan County, Jiangxi, China.

Meanwhile, the Philippines won two gold and two silver medals in the China Northern Future Star Math Invitation (CNFSMI) held in Changchun, China last July 21-27, 2017.

In the CSMO, Andres Rico III M. Gonzales, a ninth grader from Colegio de San Juan de Letran won the country’s lone gold, while Dion Stephan J. Ong, another Grade 9 student from the Ateneo de Manila Junior High School received a silver medal.

Winning bronze medals were Fedrick Lance R. Lim, Grade 9, of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School and Jinger S. Chong, Grade 10, of St. Jude Catholic School.

Also with the Philippine team were Grade 9 students John Henry T. Marquez of the Philippine Science High School-Main and Stefan Marcus A. Ong of St. Jude Catholic School, and Grade 8 student Steven T. Reyes of St. Jude Catholic School.

On the other hand, reaping two gold medals in the CNFSMI were 11th graders Rafael Jose D. Santiago of Philippine Science High School-Main and Vince Jan F. Torres of Sta. Rosa Science and Tech.

Completing the winning circle were Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon (Grade 11) of Emilio Aguinaldo College and Sedrick Scott Keh (Grade 12) of Xavier School, who both took home the country’s silver medals.

The students were under the tutelage of team leader James Kelvin Martin.

Participants to the CSMO come from the top secondary high schools across 18 different provinces in China, as well as teams from Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The CSMO is a Mathematical Olympiad competition with a proof-based format that is similar to the IMO.

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