CJ Carlos and Dion Ong each win silver at Singapore & Asian Schools Math Olympiad!
Two Ateneo de Manila students- CJ Carlos of 9A and Dion Stephan Ong of 8 Campion- both won silver medals in their respective divisions at the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) 2015. CJ competed in the Secondary 2 (Grade 8) category, which counted 2,264 participants. Dion competed in the Secondary 1 (Grade 7) category, which had 2,412 participants.
The SASMO participants were from Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Brunei.
According to Dion, his participation in the SASMO was through a correspondence test which he took at the Philippine Institute of Quezon City last April 23, 2015.
As stated in the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad website, “SASMO is devoted and dedicated to bringing a love for Mathematics to students. Unlike most Math Olympiad Competitions, SASMO caters not only to students in the top 5% but to the top 40% instead. It aims to arouse students’ interest and enthusiasm for mathematical problem solving, develop mathematical intuition, reasoning and logical thinking, as well as creative and critical thinking.”