On April 7 2019, three students from the University of St. La Salle – Integrated School, namely Carmelo Velez (currently Grade 3), Emmanuel Salgado (currently Grade 3), and Caleb Zeke Mellina (currently Grade 5) took the Singapore and Asian Schools Mathematics Olympiad (SASMO) test held at the Negros Occidental High School and qualified for the final round for the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC).
The 5th Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) was held from July 7-8, 2019 at the Gems World Academy in Singapore with 18 participating countries and 1,100 participants. 79 participants were Filipino mathletes who brought home a total of 95 medals from different categories such as the Math Olympiad Challenge, Math Warriors Competition and Mind Sports Challenge, among others.
The Philippines was said to be one of the strongest teams in SIMOC according to the SIMOC President himself, Mr. Henry Ong. The Asian MathSci League, Inc. (AMSLI) made it possible for the Philippines to participate in SIMOC.
All three USLS-IS students brought home awards from 5th Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC), these are:
Velez, Carmelo (Grade 3) – Bronze, Mind Sports and Bronze, Math Olympiad
Salgado, Emmanuel (Grade 3) – Bronze, Math Olympiad
Mellina, Caleb Zeke (Grade 5) – Honorable Mention, Math Olympiad
For details, visit: http://amsliphil.blogspot.com/2019/07/simoc-2019-results.html