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Filipino students bag 97 medals at 2018 World Mathematics Invitational

/ 08:53 PM August 15, 2018
Philippine team at 2018 WMI Awarding Ceremony

The Philippine team at the awarding ceremony of the 2018 World Mathematics Invitational in South Korea. (Photo from the website of AMSLI Philippines)

Filipino students from kindergarten to senior high school bagged 97 medals – 21 gold, 41 silver and 35 bronze – on top of 14 merit awards at the 2018 World Mathematics Invitational (WMI), according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the Asian MathSci League, Inc. (AMSLI Philippines).

The competition, which was held in South Korea from July 13 to 17, attraced 1,100 students from several countries – South Korea, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

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The awards ceremony, held at the Grand Peace Hall of Kyung Hee University, was attended by Consul General Christian De Jesus of the Philippine Embassy in South Korea.

Wesley Gavin Palomar, a grade 8 student at the Philippine Science High School-Main Campus, received the Star of the World Cup for topping his grade level.

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Reiona Ckyle Mundala, a grade 7 student at the Lipa City Science Integrated National High School, won the Bronze Award for her WMI Mini Math Creative Video about the Pythagorean Theorem. /atm

[For the complete list of Filipino awardees, click here.]

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