MTG Kids Soar High in International Math Competition
When blessings come, they come in bundles and in numbers...
For several times these Trinitarian MTG kids have been making the school proud because of their accomplishments in several international mathematics competition.
This time, they are once again making our country and the school proud after the Philippine team became the champion in the Philippine International Mathematics Competitions (PIMC) 2009 held on November 28-December 2, 2009 at Iloilo City.
There were two divisions of the PIMC: the 2009 Philippine Elementary Mathematics International Contest (PEMIC) and the 2009 Asia Inter-Cities Teenagers Mathematics Olympiad (AITMO) while another contest was under the Philippine National Mathematics Competition (PNMC) - AITMO.
Timothy James Tan won 3 gold medals in individual, group and puzzles events with a merit citation in the team categories under the PIMC-PEMIC competition.
Irene Therese Bermejo, won a silver medal in the PNMC-PEMIC competition.
Ostin John Ong won 3 bronze medals in individual, team and group categories, and a silver medal in the puzzle category under the PIMC-AITMO competition.
Ma. Joenelle Grace Plotena won 2 bronze medals in the individual and team categories while Olsen John Ong bagged a silver medal in the team category. Plotena and Olsen Ong joined the PNMC-AITMO competition.
Twenty one countries/territories namely: Bulgaria, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand sent 96 teams to participate in the 2009 Philippine Elementary Mathematics International Competition (PEMIC) and 2009 Asia Inter-cities Teenagers Mathematics Olympiad (AITMO).
These Trinitarians were given proper training and support by their families, the MTG and with the direct supervision of the school.
Dr. Simon Chua, MTG President said, "Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to be a little faster; they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
(reports courtesy of MTG Phil.)