From Thursday 17th October to Saturday 19th October, GIS hosted the South East Asian qualifier of the World Maths Competition. It was a phenomenal event, with praise from the visiting staff and students for the smooth running of the competition and great experience for all involved.
The competition itself was very exciting: nine rounds, over three days, with teamwork, communication, exceptional mathematical skills, and quick thinking required to place high within the competitors. In total, there were 177 students competing. Each group represented the best mathematicians in their school, and we had schools participating from across the whole of South East Asia.
GIS had 12 students representing our school:
Vicky Kang, Hafiz Chairil Nazri, Sayonee Das, Daigo Moriwake, Vira Verkhedkar, Jung Min Lee, Janhavi Purkar, Brandon Chin, Chloe Wong, Jack Yeo, Malavika Bharath Vasudevan and Sonny Gu.
It is an achievement in itself to be selected for an event such as this – placing in the top 12 mathematicians at GIS really is the best of the best! – so all of our students have a lot to be proud of.
At the Gala dinner and awards ceremony, we were delighted to have GIS students being called up to the stage time and time again to collect medals. Our major achievements:
- Vicky Kang and Sayonee Das each won medals;
- Chloe Wong won two medals;
- Brandon Chin won four medals;
- Jack Yeo won four individual medals but also a coveted ‘black ribbon’ medal, placing him in the top 20 contestants over the entire competition;
- Brandon and Jack both were awarded golden tickets, inviting them to the World Final in Melbourne.
Our competing students were brilliant, but we also must thank our Year 13 students who went above and beyond: training the teams, running the whole event on Thursday night, supporting the faculty with the running of events on Friday and Saturday, the scoring of the events, taking photos and making a video afterwards. In addition to all of this, they bought the maths faculty lots of treats for their meeting on Monday (including taking into consideration various dietary requirements)! You couldn’t ask for better people to work with every day.
Other special thanks must go to…
Nicole Choong and Wei Jen Chin for their support at the weekend, and Ms Clark and Ms Yap for all of their organising.
Congratulations to everybody involved!