8 ASHS mathletes grab gold in PH round of Thailand Math Olympiad; Ateneo de Manila is Top 2 Outstanding School

December 14, 2021

Thirteen Ateneo de Manila Senior High School mathletes earned medal awards in the Philippines Heat Round of the Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad (TIMO) 2021, which was held online on October 24, 2021. Winning gold awards were Deanne Algenio (12-Beyzym), R-Jahn Artates (11-Tsuji), Hannah Baniqued (11-San Vitores), Jimbo Bernardo (12-Pro), Vanessa Julio (12-Walpole), Amber Lim (11-Tsuji), Cassidy Tan (11-Moscoso), and Marvin Tan (12-Oldcorne). Securing silver awards were Sherine Capili (11-Tsuji), Maica Chua (11-Moscoso), Kyle Xander Co (12-Oldcorne), and Harvey Allen Ylanan (12-Sullivan). Bagging the bronze award was Marin De Leon (12-Pantalia). Our math wizards all competed in the heat round’s senior secondary division.

Thanks in part to the outstanding performances of our math wizards, TIMO-Philippines ranked Ateneo de Manila as the 2nd Most Outstanding School in the country out of 409 schools that participated in the TIMO Heat Round. In total, Ateneo de Manila Basic Education mathletes harvested a total of nine golds, six silvers and four bronzes at the competition.

They are among the Philippine math wizards who won a total of 212 gold awards, 401 silver awards, and 702 bronze awards.   

The TIMO is an annual international competition jointly organized by Olympiad Champion Education Centre (OCEC) from Hong Kong and the Thailand Mathematics Society. It is a platform to stimulate and foster young people’s interest in learning mathematics, strengthen their creative thinking, and promote the development of primary and secondary education. TIMO also widens the international perspective of its participants, promoting the exchange of educational cultures throughout countries/regions. This year, the TIMO committee members invited 14 regions/countries such as Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Ukraine, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Taiwan, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia to participate. All TIMO heat round medalists are invited to join the TIMO Finals, which will be held online from April 2 – 3, 2022.