Davao student wins bronze in Hanoi math tilt

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

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/8 April) – A Grade 8 student from Davao City bagged a bronze medal at the 16th Hanoi Open Mathematics Challenge held last week in Hanoi, Vietnam, according to the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines (MTGP).

Cassidy Kyler Tan of Davao Christian High School won a bronze along with 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.

Winning gold medals for the Philippines 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.

The country, through the MTGP, sent eight junior and senior high school students to the competition held from April 2 to 6 and organized by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, and Hanoi Mathematical Society.

“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.

The contest drew over 700 students from China, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and host Vietnam. (MindaNews)