Zambo math wizard named one of PHL’s 12 top HS students PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:44

Multi-awarded Xavier Jefferson M. Go has been selected as one of the country’s 12 outstanding high school students enrolled in Chinese educational institutions by the national directorate of the highly respected Ai Sin Education Foundation Association.

The 10th grader studying at Zamboanga Chong Hua High School fondly called by classmates and friends as Xavier is the youngest of the three siblings of businessman Raymond C. Go (aka King Liong) and Maria Victoria (nee Mendoza).

Top brass of the internationally known group presented to the consistent gold medalist a trophy and package of incentives during the well attended ceremony held at its Binondo headquarters in Metro Manila on the eve of Valentines Day.

The coveted distinction handed to the recipient was in recognition of the young Go’s string of victories he scored in Mathematics, Science and Physics held here and abroad.

During the first two months of this year alone, most of JR’s triumph came this month.

On February 4, 2016 he was crowned champion division level in the Metrobank MTAP Math challenge. Two days later, he topped the 13th National Science Quest held at Venus Hotel, Kisad Road, Baguio City. On February 17, 2016 he emerged champion in WMSU sponsored Physics Fever. He duplicated that feat a couple of days later in the team and individual category he starred during the Regional Metrobank-MTAP-Deped Math challenge held at his own school auditorium

He started the New Year by placing first runner-up in the UP Jambangan Science Cmpetition held January 9, at Red Cross Hostel here, then on January 28, topped the 18th Philippine Math Olympiad for Mindanao held at College of Accountancy, University of Santo Tomas, Espana Manila.

Last December, the young boy considered by some as a math wizard settled for bronze in (individual, team) and group category during the International Mathematics Olympiad (ITMO) in Malaysia.

October 27, 2015 saw him clinch gold in the challenge for Future Mathematicians (national level) held in St. Stephen High School, Manila. On September 5, topscored (Secondary level) in PSYSC Science Olympiad in Pilot School, Dipolog City.

The teenager also received High Distinction Awards in science and math in the International Competitions and Asssestments for Schools (ICAS) and Distinction Award in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) that he entered in to through international correspondence.

He credited his academic excellence to the effort and patience shown by his review consultant and facilitator Dr, Simon L. Chua and Samuel G. Gayangos coach and math coordinator.

Likewise to the rest of his trainors namely Jonabel R. Quintana (science), Gladys Mae G. Tano (integrated Science), Analyn C. Perez (Biology), Marie Jade H.

Ong (chemistry), Jay F. Gabata (physics) and Maria Carmela (computer).