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Suguitan lands 1st place in Malaysian Math competition

12/11/2017 08:19:00 PM Media Center 1 Comments

Grade 4 UPIS student Lovina Suguitan conquered the 4th Malaysia International Mathematics Olympiad (MIMO) held last November 26-27 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Suguitan and 3 other Philippine representatives clinched the championship in the team contest of the Middle Primary category. She also contributed to the country’s medal standing by bagging bronze in the individual contest.

“I felt happiness when I won and gratefulness to the GOD. I learned about more complicated math like combinatorics and the likes. I also learned that not every body wins and sometimes you will also lose and be sad, but I learned that if you lose you can try and try again until you win,” shared Suguitan.

TRIUMPHANT. Lovi Suguitan (leftmost) and her teammates raise their medals and trophy along with the Philippine flag after a successful finish. Photo credit: Mrs. Lourddie A. Tan Suguitan.

Participants both in the team and individual contests took written exams wherein a range of scores corresponds to the contenders’ rank and award.

Team Philippines sent 32 participants from all over the country to both the Middle Primary (Grades 3-4) and Upper Primary (Grades 5-6) levels. Pinoy kids brought home 6 gold, 7 silver, and 11 bronze medals for the individual category while team contenders landed 2 championships, 1 first runner-up, and 2 second runners-up.

MIMO is an annual mathematics competition for primary schools. It aims to nurture students’ skills and interest in math and to provide an avenue for exchange of experience and ideas.

A total of 1136 contestants comprising 284 teams from various countries contended. //Hanzvic Dellomas

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1 comment:

  1. Lourddie Lim SuguitanDecember 12, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Thank you Hansvic for this write up. Lovi's family really appreciate this!