Six SIM IA students (Ban Semin, Hwang Jungin, Lieu Trieu Bao Thien and Wu Yimiao from Year 9; and Kim Minseo and Myat Thuzar Kyaw from Year 8) took part in the South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) held in Singapore in early March 2018.
The few days of the competition was a healthy mix of geeky fun as well as serious work. Our students had the chance to think deeply, work in teams, make friends, and be inspired by others. During the competition, they collaborated with students of different nationalities and cultures from international schools across Asia.
By the end of the competition, our students had been awarded a total of 11 medals:
- Hwang Jungin (Year 9) won a gold medal in Strategy, a silver in Creativity and a bronze in Challenge.
- Lieu Trieu Bao Thien (Year 9) won a bronze in Creativity.
- Wu Yimiao (Year 9) won two silver medals in Strategy and Challenge, and a bronze in Creativity.
- Kim Minseo (Year 8) won two gold medals in Creativity and Strategy, and a silver in Challenge.
- Myat Thuzar Kyaw (Year 8) won a bronze medal in Knowledge.
In addition, Kim Minseo was also recognized as one of the Top 8 performers in the Junior Category and all six students qualified for the World Mathematics Championships finals, to be held in Melbourne in June.
In their congratulatory note, the Competition Academy highlighted that the six students “performed so well across the nine rounds that they were all awarded Golden Ticket invites to the finals (no other school in this venue achieved similarly)”, and also that SIM IA was placed “joint second-best school” for the Singapore qualifying round.
Well done everyone, and all the best for the Championships finals in Melbourne!