RP studes reap 42 medals in China math tilt

August 13, 2009 10:26 am 

MANILA, Aug 13 — The Philippine team at the recent 2009 China Junior High School Math Olympiad held in Tianjin, China reaped 8 silver and 34 bronze medals following grueling session of problem solving.

Kate Andrea Bonamy (Grace Christian College), Maedeliene Uy (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School) and Kyle Justin Meguizo (St. Jude Catholic School) emerged with silver medal each, beating participants from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, China last August 5-9 2009, the Mathematics Trainers Guild of the Philippines said.

Furthermore, the Philippine team was presented with the Best Performance Award.

Thirteen bronze medalists: Erik Lance Astillero and Eugene Lester Lin (Chiang Kai Shek College), Jarvin Tan and Steven Matthew Cheng (UNO High School), RJ Lawrence Tiu and Hubert Yao (Iloilo Central Commercial High School), Shaun Wesley Que and Jeremy Vance Yap (Grace Christian College), Brian James Masalunga (Naga Hope Christian School), John Reinier Bulaong (Ateneo De Naga University), Maria Isabel Grau (Colegio San Agustin-Makati), Kathrine Lorenzena Saniel (St. Mary’s School) and Ma. Joenelle Grace Plotena ( Trinity Christian School).

Still making a mark in the second quiz were the 5 silver medalists: Erik Lance Astillero (Chiang Kai Shek College), Jarvin Tan (UNO High School), RJ Lawrence Tiu and Hubert Yao (Iloilo Central Commercial High School) and Kate Andrea Bonamy (Grace Christian College).

These are the 20 Pinoy mathletes who handled the competition so well such that they placed themselves third and grabbed bronze medals in the 2nd quiz. They are: Rommel Alcantara (Manresa School), Emmanuel Gerard Chiu (Silliman University), Jon Rubert Yap, Mario Juvenal Onglao III and Aaron Jevon Anthony Dy (Xavier School), Ian Chesterson Lim, Kennichi Tan, Maedeliene Uy, Antonie Kyla Lim and Antonie Kyna Lim (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School), Olsen John Ong (Trinity Christian School), Shaun Wesley Que (Grace Christian College), Ross Jervin Ruiz (Philippine Science High School- Central Mindanao), Paul Stephen Pakson (Philippine. Science High School- Central Visayas), John Reinier Bulaong (Ateneo De Naga University), Jann Eric Niño Manglapus (Philippine Christian Gospel School), Kyle Justin Meguizo (St. Jude Catholic School), Steven Matthew Cheng (UNO High School), Kathrine Lorenzena Saniel (St. Mary’s School), and Mary Ann Docuyanan (St. Augustine’s School, Iba Zambales).

China Junior High School Math Contest is divided in two sets of quizzes, where the 1st quiz concentrated more on the three open-ended type problems, and were required to finish in three hours.

The 2nd quiz, meanwhile, focused on applying probable solving strategies and short answer was required here but solution was not needed, the Philippine team hooked silver and bronze medals in the first and second quizzes. (PNA)

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