Six Filipino high school students who competed in the 56th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on July 4-6, returned home with medals on Friday.
The team composed of Adrian Reginals Sy of St. Jude Catholic School; Farrel Eldrian Wu, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Clyde Wesley Ang, Chiang Kai Shek College; Kyle Patrick Dulay, Philippine Science High School; Raymond Joseph Padri, Makati Science High School; and Albert John Patupat, Holy Rosary College arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport aboard Thai Airways.
Sy and Ang each garnered a silver medal and Patupat and Wu each got a bronze medal.
Dulay’s participation earned him an honorable mention.
The Math Olympiad is reputedly the hardest and most prestigious math competition for high school students and the oldest of all science Olympiads.
Sy is now a two-time IMO silver medallist, having won his first in the 2014 edition.
Ang, a first-timer in the prestigious competition but a veteran in other international math contests, won the Philippines’ fifth silver medal in its 27years of participation in the IMO.
The country’s team was selected from the 20 national finalists of the Philippine Mathematical Olympiad.
Its members were later trained at the Math Olympiad Summer Camp, which takes place at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of the Philippines-Diliman in Quezon City in April and May.