Oro stude wins gold in int'l math tilt

By Mark Francisco
April 9, 2019


AN elementary student from St. Mary’s School in Cagayan de Oro City won a gold medal in the just concluded Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad 2019 held last April 5 to 8 in Phuket.

Denn Ethan Josh Castro ranked sixth out of 7,500 participants in the event from 21 participating countries. He brought with him 13 more elementary medalists from Cagayan de Oro City from four other schools.

It was learned that Ethan only had two weeks of preparation for the event and for this, his parents expressed their gratitude to Dr. Exquil Bryan Aron, team leader of Team Philippines, and to MTG Iligan for all the support and mentoring and coaches Kier Damian, Ron and Joseph as well as St. Mary’s School for imparting the knowledge and mathematical skills to the contestant.

Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad is an annual mathematical competition organized by the Thailand Mathematics Society. It is open to foreigners, thus the elementary graders from Cagayan de Oro City were able to participate in the event.




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