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6th grader from UPIS aces international math tilt in Taiwan

Grade 6 student John Henry Marquez of the University of the Philippines Integrated School in Quezon City aced the 2014 International Mathematics Assessments for Schools (IMAS) in Taiwan with a perfect score.

This was announced on Friday by Dr. Sun Wen-hsien, president of the Chiu Chang Mathematics Education Foundation in Taipei and chairman of the IMAS Executive Board.

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Sun joined Dr. Simon Chua, president of the nongovernment Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Philippines (MTG) and also an IMAS official, in awarding the 64 Filipino students who won top honors, including nine gold medals, in this year’s edition of the correspondence-type competition based in the Taiwanese capital.

Marquez was one of only six students from among 30,000 in 11 countries who scored 100 percent.

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There were three perfect scorers from China and two from Taiwan, Sun told the Inquirer.

The other IMAS participants were from Canada, Bulgaria, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Iran and Hong Kong.

During simple rites at St. Jude Catholic School in Manila, Sun and Chua announced that Marquez was also one of nine Filipino students who won gold medals in the competition.

The other gold medalists are: Adrian Reginald Sy, Matthew Ryan Tan and Stefan Marcus Ong, all from St. Jude Catholic School; Kaye Janelle Yao from Grace Christian College in Quezon City; Immanuel Josiah Balete and Daryll Christian Ko, both from St. Stephen’s High School in Manila; Annika Angela Mai Tamayo from Ateneo de Iloilo; and Ron Lian Nikolaus Tan from Morning Star Montessori School in Laguna.

The country’s 20 silver medalists are: Ma. Czarina Angela Lao, Audrey Sy, Andrea Jessica Jaba and Steven Reyes, all from St. Jude Catholic School; Shawn Darrel Chua and Farrel Eldrian Wu, both from MGC New Life Christian Academy; Matt Brycen Ferrer and Jan Cedrick Quintin, both from Mother Goose Special School System; Trisha Danielle Sia, Timothy Bryan Wong and Andrew Brandon Ong, all from Chiang Kai Shek College; Frederick Ivan Tan from Xavier School; Robert Frederick Uy from St. John’s Institute; Andrea San Gabriel from Small World Christian School Foundation; Sherwin Adrian Tiu and John Thomas Chuatak, both from St. Stephen’s High School; Bert Joseph Tropicales from Southernside Montessori School; Vince Jan Torres from Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School; Isabel Jocyn Villanueva from Paref Woodrose School; and Kelsey Lim from Grace Christian College.

The bronze medalists are: Sedrick So Keh and Matthew Johann Uy, both from Xavier School; Austin Edrich Chua, Matthew Angelo Isidro, Jinger Chong, Naomi Anne King, Lance Heinrich Lim and Kian Collin Chua, all from St. Jude Catholic School; Jayson Ongchinke and Kenneth Shi, both from Philippine Cultural College; Phil Eldrige  Sim from Jubilee Christian Academy; Clyde Wesley Ang and Terence Brian Chai, both from Chiang Kai Shek College; Errol John Suarez from Aquinas University of Legazpi City; Natalia Beatrice Dy from St. John’s Institute; Kathleen Ann Sison from Hua Siong College of Iloilo; Hannah Denise Bacomo of De la Salle University Integrated School; Dion Stephen Ong from Ateneo de Manila Grade School and Patricia Faith Capito of the UP Integrated School, among others.

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