03 March 2015
Aiming to raise the status of mathematicians in the Filipino society, Sharp Calculators through Collins International Trading Corporation recently awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Mathematicians (TOYM) in Metro Manila.
In a ceremony held at the SM Aura Premier, Sharp Calculators along with its partners honored 10 multi-medalists in local and international mathematics competitions who came from the National Capital Region.
The TOYM Award was launched last year under the Sharp Minds Program, an advocacy that seeks to promote the development of science and mathematics culture among the Filipino Youth.
Headlining the list of awardees are finalists in the 17th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad and members of the national contingent to the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad:
1. Clyde Wesley Ang – Chang Kai Shek College
2. Kyle Patric Dulay – Philippine Science High School Main – Campus
3. Andrea Jessica Jaba – St. Jude Catholic School
4. Shaquille Wyan Que – Grace Christian College
5. Kelsey Lim Tiong Soon – Grace Christian College
6. Adrian Reginald Sy – St. Jude Catholic School
7. Isabella Mae Tan – St. Jude Catholic School
8. Gen Mark Tanno – Southville International School
9. Farrell Eldrian Wu – MGC New Life Christian Academy
10. Sedrick Scott – Xavier School
Lucero Ong, Assistant Vice President of Collins International Trading Corporation, congratulated the awardees for emerging to the top after a tedious process during the selection period.
“It is important to celebrate the achievements of students who have shown wholehearted commitment to their studies, not simply through academic achievement, but through their special efforts to achieve success,” said Ong.
Dr. Josette Biyo, Director of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), lauded the awardees for their excellent performance in international competitions as well as Sharp Calculators Philippines for advocating the uplifting of science and mathematics education in the country.
“We are happy to partner with Sharp Calculators in raising the status of our scientists, engineers, and mathematicians as we aim to inspire our youth to choose science careers in the future,” said Biyo.
The TOYM Awards is done in partnership with DOST-SEI, Department of Education – NCR, Mathematics Trainers’ Guild of the Philippines, Mathematical Society of the Philippines, and the Philippine Council of Mathematics Educators, Inc.. (30)