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24 Zambo City studes cited for winning international and national awards

Zamboanga City (16 February) -- 24 vibrant students of Chong Hua High School were given recognition by Zamboanga City LGU for giving pride not only to their school but to Zamboanga City as well.

Fellow Zamboangueños gave their pride and admiration to the 24 high school students who won in national and international mathematics and science competitions held during the school year 2009-2010

City Mayor Celso Lobregat during the courtesy call said "We made sure that this courtesy call is done the earliest time possible to personally let you know that we are very proud of you", as he welcomed the students together with their parents and School Principal Dr. Simon Chua to City Hall yesterday afternoon.

The students won in different international and national competitions held in Australia, South Africa, USA, China and Manila. The list include Zheng Rong S. Wu; Ethan Riley Chan; Justin Bryce Torres; Hanz Vladimir Cabanez; Xavier Jefferson Ray M. Go; Vicente Raphael Chan; Sabrina Rae Chan; Shawn Gabriele O. Cabanes; Steve HK T. Ng; Rachel G. Rojo; Carlo Patrik T. Tan; Samuel M. Chiu; Antonie Kyla S. Lim; Antonie Kyna S. Lim; Marion Antonio Lim; Tonita Mari S. Lim; Ian Chesteron T. Lim; Kennichi M. Tan; Maedeliene K. Uy; Gene B. Go Jr.; Meliton R. Chiong III; Dominique S. Lim; Nicole Leanne Y. Wee and Keighley Shane Y. Wee Ebol.

Among the 24 medal haulers, most bemedalled was Wu, who garnered god medals in the International Regions Math League held in Las Vegas, USA and in the 2009 Philippine International Mathematics Competition held in Ilo-ilo City Philippines; silver and bronze medals in the 10th Invitational World Youth Mathematics Intercities competition-2009 held in Durban, South Africa, 6th China South East Mathematical Olympiad held in Nanchang, China and Parallel National Mathematics Competition held in Ilo-ilo City; national champion in the 6th PYSC Science Olympiad-High School level; second place in the national level and first place in Mindanao in the 12th Philippine Math Olympiad; and bagged the prudence award in the 2009 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).

Mayor Lobregat is expected to issue an executive order expressing the city's appreciation and commendation not only to the individual students but also to the school principal, who has been the guiding spirit in the students' undertakings.

In previous years, the ZCNHS also made well in national and international competitions in Math and Science. (City Information Office/PIA ZC) [top]

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