Pinoy students win 10 medals at Vietnam math contest

Triumphant Team Philippines members (from left) Daryll Carlsten Ko, Immanuel Josiah Balete, Issam Wang, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez, Rickson Caleb Tan, Noel Stephen Dequito, Enzo Rafael Chan and Cassidy Kyler Tan with their coach Renard Eric Chua. (Photo courtesy of MTG)

MANILA, April 9 — Filipino high school students took home 10 medals including two gold at an international math competition in Vietnam.

The country, through the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG), sent eight junior and senior high school students to the 16th Hanoi Open Mathematics Challenge held from April 2 to 6 and organized by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, and Hanoi Mathematical Society.

Winning gold medals are Grade 10 students Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian College and Immanuel Josiah Balete of St. Stephen’s High School.

The silver medalists are Grade 8 students Enzo Rafael Chan of Bayanihan Institute-Tarlac and Rickson Caleb Tan of MGC New Life Christian Academy.

Grabbing bronze medals are Cassidy Kyler Tan, Grade 8, Davao Christian High School; Noel Stephen Dequito, Grade 8, Xavier School Nuvali; Daryll Carlsten Ko, Grade 10, St. Stephen’s High School; and Issam Wang, Grade 10, Manila Science High School.

The students also won two bronze medals in the team contest.

“This is the first international math contest for MTG students this year and we laud them for their achievement,” said Dr. Isidro Aguilar, MTG president.

MTG officers Dr. Eduardo Dela Cruz and Renard Eric Chua accompanied the delegation to the contest, which drew more than 700 students from China, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and host Vietnam.

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