By: Katrina Hallare, INQUIRER.net, Jul 19, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino math wizards shined in an international math competition in Fukuoka, Japan, bagging 184 medals and two trophies.
The Filipino delegation, composed of kindergarten to senior high school students, competed against 21 countries in the World Mathematics Invitational that happened last July 15 to 19.
The country’s 181 representatives brought home 10 diamond, 38 gold, 44 silver and 57 bronze medals, and 32 merit prizes after two rounds of a comprehensive written exam.
CCF Life Academy Grade 12 student Lawrence Gabriel Dy received a Star of the World Cup for being one of the top scorers.
Meanwhile, Wesley Gavin Palomar, a Grade 9 student from Philippine Science High School Main Campus, received the Legend Award trophy which is given to those who received a diamond or gold medal for three consecutive years.
“We feel much fulfilled to have accomplished such a glorious feat as all 181 of our mathletes finished with individual medals after months of rigorous and rigid training and review,” Team Leader and President of the Asian MathSci League, Inc. (Amsli) Rechilda Villame said in a statement.