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Philippine Science High School-Southern Mindanao Campus or PSHS -SMC scholars students from Tugbok, Davao won an International competition. They bagged 41 awards during the recent Thailand International Math Olympiad (TIMO) 2022 Heat Round.
During the competition on October 23, 2022, the kids received 5 gold, 7 silver, 21 bronze, and 8 recognition prizes, according to PSHS-SMC.
“The superb performance of PSHS scholars in math competitions. Both international and national, can be attributed mainly to the rigorous STEM curriculum that the PSHS System employs,” says PSHS-SMC Campus Director Dr. Jonald P. Fenecios
“Exposure to this kind of subject makes critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation, among others, second nature to PSHS scholars,” he added.
“The PSHS curriculum is implemented well by competent teachers. Thus, it is no surprise that PSHS scholars are gaining attention internationally. Other factors, such as regular training of scholars coupled with the robust support from the parents. These factors brings positive confidence to our scholars when competing abroad or elsewhere,” Fenecios stated
“Given these accomplishments, I would like to express my gratitude to teachers and parents for openly collaborating in each aspect of our scholars’ development to allow our scholars to achieve their fullest potential,” he concluded.
The Awards and the Winner
Students who won gold medals are Kyle Bandico, Franz Achilles Lindayag, Mary Grace Espino, Leonardo Florenz Eugenio, and Mikael Nathan Limbo. Taking home the silver medals were Fhebe Anne Amistad, Sil Vennxae Necesito, Lexine Porcil, Sean Bryn Opiso, Zach Enrico Tia, Elysha Francisca Somera, and Marljun Ferrolino.
The bronze medalists are Ralph Benedict Sabandal, Lance Gabriel Osua, Duane Andrei James H. Tugas, Christopher John Torrena, Friendcess Joy Aliñar, Jan Christopher Rebuyon, Belissa Francheska Te, Francis Alfonzo Sitchon, Jerice Janica Escobarte, Kristina Camylle Coquilla, Biddy Jo Hansh Gaspar, Franz Oliver Eduque, Ashley Dugho, Denzelle Andre Lozada, Gabrielle Dwane Daquioag, Hanne Margeret Tongcua, Julian Marcus Ong, Kairah Montebon, Leona Francine Eugenio, Gwyneth Marie Vitor, and Kane Raras.
Jireh Abarca, Alexandrea Gamale, Cael Achilles Marru Solon, Martisa Lois Acelar, Matthew Gabriel Maceda, Niccolo Paulo De Castro, Samantha Nicole Magallon, and Zuleika Lou Dalian received merit medals.
Also, three teachers were recognized as Outstanding teacher Coach – Mr. Jarwin Eli J. de la Victoria, Mr. Ryan A. Ocumen, and Mr. Harold C. Soriano.
In addition, PSHS-SMC also achieved Rank 7 as the Most Outstanding School out of 169 schools that competed.
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