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Pinoy students score 4 medals in Bulgaria Math Olympiad

Filipino mathletes from Philippine high schools brought home 4 medals from the 21st Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad (JBMO) held in Bulgaria.

Philippine Math Team

Vincent Uy DeLa Cruz of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science finished with 24 points to grab a Silver medal.

Bryce Ainsley Ang Sanchez of Grace Christian College also received a Silver medal after finishing with 20 points.

Immanuel Josiah Ang Balete of St. Stephen’s High School made a Bronze medal finish with 17 total points.

Eion Nikolai Siytiu Chua of International School Manila also got the Bronze for his 10 points finish.

The Philippines finished at rank 12 from among 19 participating countries, with 78 points total including 7 from non-medal finisher Aiman Andrei Ututalum Kue of Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.

The mathletes were accompanied by Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG) coaches James Kelvin Martin and Hazel Joy Shi.

MTG president Dr. Isidro Aguilar announced the medals finish of the country at the JBMO in a news release.

“We are very proud of these young Filipino math wizards for their achievement. This is the result of their hard work,” stated Dr. Aguilar.

The Pinoy mathletes have been trained by MTG, an organization of math experts who sends students to international competitions.