Proudly Pinoy! Students bag 4 medals from international Math contest

Image by Facebook, MTG

Filipino high school students bagged four medals at a Math contest in Bulgaria.

Two silver medals! Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian College and Vincent Dela Cruz of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science won silver medals for the Philippines at the 21st Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad (JBMO), held in Varna City, Bulgaria from June 24 to 29.

Meanwhile, Eion Nikolai Chua of International School Manila and Immanuel Josiah Balete of St. Stephen’s High School each won a bronze medal.

Also part of the contest to represent the Filipinos was Aiman Andrei Kue from Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.

Coaches James Kelvin Martin and Hazel Joy Shi trained and accompanied the five great young minds.

Dr. Isidro Aguilar, president of Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG), said: “We are very proud of these young Filipino math wizards for their achievement. This is the result of their hard work.”

MTG, an organization of Math experts, has been training and sending Filipino students to international Math contests for 22 years.

This year’s JBMO was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria and Bulgarian Mathematical Society in cooperation with Balkan countries.

Aside from the Philippines, other participants came from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and of course, Philippines.

The Philippine team arrived back in the country June 30.

(L-R) coach Hazel Joy Shi, Immanuel Josiah Balete, Vincent Dela Cruz, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez, Aiman Andrei Kue, Eion Nikolai Chua and coach James Kelvin Martin. (Image by Facebook, MTG)