By garnering a perfect score, Filipino high school student Andres Rico Gonzales of Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila aced the 2015 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), which drew more than 300,000 participants worldwide.
Andres Rico Gonzales. A high school student in Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila scored 100 percent in the 2015 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). The competition drew more than 300,000 participants worldwide.
Professor Mike Clapper, executive director of the University of Canberra announced the results of the annual competition during awarding rites at the Manila Hotel. The competition was held last August 4, 2015 in 41 countries that included the Philippines and that other perfect scores were registered at Australia, China, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Gonzales who is a Grade 8 student and aged 13 was awarded an Amc Medal and a Peter O’Halloran Certificate.
According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, three other Filipino students belonged to the Top 0.02 percent of the contestants and that there were 4,000 coming from the Philippines.
The students are Kyle Patrick Dulay, Vince Jan Torres and Farrell Eldrian Wu from Philippine Science High School (Quezon City), Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and MGC New Life Christian Academy in Taguig City, respectively. They each received AMC medals.
Eleven students bagged Prize Awards for being in the Top 0.3 percent of participants. They were Clyde Wesley Ang from Chiang Kai Shek College; Nicholas Marcus Lua, Kei Hang Derek Chan and Alexandra Gochian, St. Jude Catholic School; Raphael Dylan Dalida, St. Mary’s Academy-Pasay; Erin Christian Noceda, SPED Center for the Gifted-Subic; Bryce Ainsley Sanchez, Grace Christian College; Filbert Ephraim Wu, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Annika Angela Mei Tamayo, Ateneo de Iloilo; Frederick Ivan Tan, Xavier School, and Sean Ty, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.
Eighty-three other students received Certificates of High Distinction being in the Top 2 percent of the examinees.