SorSU-Lab High Grade-7 student Renovalles takes home silver medal at ASIAROPE Olympiad 2023 – National Round 2: Mathematics (Category 4) — qualifies for the Final/International Round to be held in Hong Kong!

Competing against other premier secondary institutions in the country, Maemi Maria Philippe J. Renovalles, a Grade 7 student of Sorsogon State University – Laboratory High School (SorSU-LHS), astoundingly seized the silver medal during the ASIAROPE Olympiad 2023 – National Round 2: Mathematics (Category 4), held online via Zoom meeting last August 27, 2023 — thus qualifying in the International Round as part of the Philippine Team to represent the country in the prestigious international competition, to be held in Hongkong, from May 25-27, 2024.

Renovalles, triumphing over other contenders under Category 4 – Primary 6 and Secondary 1 (Grades 6 & 7), including Philippine Science High School Campuses, Cabatuan Central Elementary School, and Stonyhurst Southville International School – Batangas, among others, was hailed victoriously as Rank 1 in Category 4 and topped as a silver medalist in the National Qualifying Round 2.

The national qualifying round, held online, was comprised of two rounds. The first round was organized last June 2023, whereas the second round was conducted to provide another chance to participate for those who were unable to join due to certain circumstances. In Maemi’s case, since she was not yet enrolled in high school last June 2023 and did not have a school to represent, she was able to join the second round of the competition.

The 90-minute online examination started at 1:00 pm and ended at 2:30 pm, requiring the contestants to submit their test before the time lapses. Moreover, the test was accompanied by a remote proctoring system, in which access to contestants’ cameras & access to share screen (entire screen) were also required. As per guidelines, contestants were required to use two gadgets during the exam. Switching or toggling screen tabs, browsing online sites, opening of social media sites, and such (detectable) were likewise strictly prohibited. Further, the auto-recorded video was also evaluated after the examination, wherein unnecessary actions were discouraged as they may lead to disqualifications.

Meanwhile, Maemi’s Coach, Mr. Kristopher Hiloma (CoTEd Faculty Member), began training her prior to the formal opening of classes in SorSU-LHS, from 5:00-7:00 pm for three weeks.

In reference, the ASIAROPE Olympiad is an international competition in Mathematics, Science, and English Journalism for Primary Levels (Grades 1 to 6), Secondary Levels (Secondary 1 to 4), and Senior Secondary Levels (Grades 11 & 12), which aims to promote excellence and proficiency in Mathematics, Science & Technology, and English Journalism through friendly global competitions and foster tourism of and for Asia and Europe.

As a medalist, Maemi is qualified to be part of the Philippine Team to represent the country in the ASIAROPE Olympiad 2023 – Final/International Round in 2024.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙮 𝙋𝙪𝙨𝙤 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮, 𝙈𝙖𝙚𝙢𝙞, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙠𝙪𝙙𝙤𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝, 𝙈𝙧. 𝙆𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝘼. 𝙃𝙞𝙡𝙤𝙢𝙖 (𝘾𝙤𝙏𝙀𝙙 𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙮 𝙈𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧), & 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙧𝙎𝙐 – 𝙇𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡!

𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙜𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙡𝙪𝙘𝙠 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡/𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙎𝙄𝘼𝙍𝙊𝙋𝙀 𝙊𝙡𝙮𝙢𝙥𝙞𝙖𝙙 2023 𝙞𝙣 𝙃𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙆𝙤𝙣𝙜, 𝙈𝙖𝙚𝙢𝙞! (SorSU PIO)

[Photo credit: Maria Flora Renovalles]