Students of Philippine Science High School-Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS-SMC) in Tugbok, Davao pocketed 41 awards during the recently concluded Thailand International Math Olympiad (TIMO) 2022 Heat Round.
In a statement, PSHS-SMC said its students garnered five gold, seven silver, 21 bronze, and eight merit awards during the competition that was held last Oct. 23.
“The superb performance of PSHS scholars in math competitions both international and national can be mainly attributed to the rigorous STEM curriculum that the PSHS System employed," said PSHS-SMC Campus Director Dr. Jonald P. Fenecios.
“Exposure to this kind of curriculum makes critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, among others become second nature to PSHS scholars,” he added.
The students who won gold medals were Kyle Bandico, Franz Achilles Lindayag, Mary Grace Espino, Leonardo Florenz Eugenio, and Mikael Nathan Limbo.
Taking 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 medal winners were 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 Margaret Tongcua, Julian Marcus Ong, Kairah Montebon, Leona Francine Eugenio, Gwyneth Marie Vitor, and Kane Raras.
Achieving the merit awards were 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.
Meanwhile, three teachers were recognized as Outstanding Teacher Coach–Mr. Jarwin Eli J. de la Victoria, Mr. Ryan A. Ocumen, and Mr. Harold C. Soriano.
Also, PSHS-SMC also achieved Rank 7 Most Outstanding School out of 169 schools that competed.
“The PSHS curriculum is implemented well by competent teachers. Thus, it is no surprise that PSHS scholars are gaining attention internationally. Other factor such as regular training of scholars coupled with the robust support from the parents brings positive confidence to our scholars when competing abroad or elsewhere,” said Fenecios.
“Given these accomplishments, I would like to express my gratitude to the teachers and parents for openly collaborating in each aspect of our scholars’ development to allow our scholars to achieve their fullest potential,” he added.