2 Zambo youths win 2 gold medals in int’l tilt PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:30

Two Zamboanga City youngsters who were among the 16 who compose the

Philippines contingent, took individual honors as both were awarded a gold medal each that helped pushed the country to a respectable overall second place finish in the Wizards at International Competition (WIZMIC) held in Lucknow, India recently.

Recipient of the Gold medals were Xavier Jefferson Ray Go, a sixth grader and Gene Go Jr., a high school freshman, both studying at the Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.

They were among six Filipinos contesting in different levels who claimed golds at the close of the annual event held from October 21-24, 2011.

Xavier Jefferson Ray fondly called “Xavier” by classmates and friends anchored his Philippines Team B, composed of four members coming from various schools nationwide also got gold in team competition to put the Philippine team B to an overall second place finish.

The WIZMIC was organized by the City Montessori School in Lucknow with support of the local government Lucknow, a city sparsely populated, is the capital of Uttak Pradesh, India.

Dr.Simon L. Chua, ZCCHS principal and president of the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild Philippines or MTG, said 39 teams from nine countries participated. They were People’s Republic of China (PROC), Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Sri Lanka, host India and the Philippines.

Xavier, son of Businessman Raymond C. Go and Maria Victoria (nee Mendoza) by virtue of his gold finish improved his silver medal finish not in math but Science when he participated in the 8th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad held in Naga City last September 2-6, 2011. Twenty countries including the Philippines entered in the annual event.

In this contest wherein Xavier joined covers Science skills methodology, general health, basic ecology, current technology development, classifying organism and human anatomy among others.

On the other hand, soft spoken Gene, whose parents are Gene Go Sr. and Julieta B. Go starred in the Philippine Team A, settled silver in the group challenge that was topped by Indonesia Math Ed clinic Team D.

According to Dr. Chua, The Philippines fielded four teams that came up with a total output of six gold, four silver and four bronze in the individual contest.

At the Senate, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel filed S.B. No. 632 commending the achievement of the Filipino math wizards stressing that our young countrymen
can stand up against the best in the world.

“The whole country should be proud of the achievement of our math wizards with their God-given talent and in their adulthood will surely contribute immensely to the development of the country,” the lawmaker from Mindanao stressed.