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General Santos City schools top regional math competition

Koronadal City (13 October) -- Winners of the recently concluded Regional Math Contest are now preparing for international showdown with counterparts from Asia, Africa, North America, Australia and Europe.

Among Region 12's top winners were schools in General Santos City, Polomolok, South Cotabato and Kidapawan City.

The Regional Competitions were categorized into elementary and secondary levels. Winners in the High school level competition were: 1st place-General Santos City High School, 2nd place-General Santos Hope Christian School, both in General Santos City, and 3rd place- DOLE Philippines High School in Polomolok, South Cotabato.

For the Elementary level, 1st place General Santos Hope Christian School, 2nd place- General Santos SPED School, both in General Santos City and 3rd place was garnered by Kidapawan Pilot Elementary School, Kidapawan City.

The first and second placers will compete in the national level to be held in Iloilo City on November 28-December 2, 2009. The winners will also have an opportunity to attend and participate in the 2009 Asia Inter-Cities Teenagers Mathematics Olympiad (AITMO) and the 2009 Philippine Elementary Mathematics International Contest (PEMIC) in Iloilo City.

These winners shall also have the opportunity to participate in international mathematics competitions which will be participated in by no less than 1,000 students, coaches, math educators and parents from thirty (30) counties in Asia, Africa, North America, Australia and Europe.

These competitions are also aimed to encourage Filipino students to enhance their math skills to meet the international standards and help them in their undergraduate courses in the future; and support the overall government's thrust to inculcate among regular Filipino students a deeper appreciation of mathematics, the essential language of science.

The said competitions are organized by the Mathematics Trainer's Guild (MTG) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). (ac agad/PIA 12) [top]

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