The month of April highlights the achievements of SSIS students as they bagged awards from various International Math Competitions – Math Without Borders (MWB) – Spring Round, Asian Science and Maths Olympiad (ASMO), and Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad (TIMO).
The Math Without Borders tournament is an international competition that involves participants of different age groups from the 1st to 8th grades. This competition aims to highly promote the ancient science of Mathematics. It is composed of four rounds, with a competition duration of 60 minutes, The most successful students (or highly ranked) after three rounds are invited to participate in the final set which is called the Autumn Round. This month, the result of the Spring Round features the following Mathletes who have made it to the top:
Irish-yohann Pasco Balahadia – Bronze Medalist
Keisha Sophia Mission – Bronze Medalist
Kiesha Zheanna Sarmiento-Bacay – Bronze Medalist
Jomer Wilson Lee – Bronze Medalist
Jan Feliza Aseron Siscar – Silver Medalist
Jom Riley Kaw – Silver Medalist
Gadriel Symone Reyes-Dalangin – Silver Medalist
Michael Tongson – Gold Medalist
Asian Science and Maths Olympiad (ASMO), on the other hand, is a competition platform designed to challenge and evaluate student’s knowledge in Mathematics and Science at their grade level. Last April 1-4, 2019, the National Science Selection Training Camp was conducted at the Christian Development Center in Tagaytay. After the rigorous training, Michael Gerard R. Tongson (Grade 5 Philippines) and Jada Freyah Q. Trinidad (Grade 4 South Korea). qualified for the final competition to be held in Malaysia. Jan Feliza A. Siscar (Grade 4 South Korea) also qualified as an alternate. These gritty students are set to fly to Malaysia sometime this year for the 2019 Asian Science and Math Olympiad (ASMO) which is set to happen in Malaysia.
Moreover, last April 5-8, 2019, another Stonyhurst Southville student, this time from the High School Department, showed excellence in the field of Math after bagging the SILVER AWARD in the recently concluded Thailand International Mathematics Olympiad (TIMO) held in Phuket, Thailand. Grade 7 Jhanel Faith Araja emerged on top among 29 participating countries.
Indeed, the love for math and passion for excellence had led these students not only to greater heights, but to more adventurous journeys!