Algenio sibs win 3 golds for PH at IMOYA

January 22, 2021

Representing the Philippines, AJHS mathletes Xavier Algenio (Montserrat/8-Isore), Joshua Tan (Cardoner/7-Alonso) and John Paul Tee (Pamplona/10-Whitbread) were among the awardees in the 2020 International Mathematics Open for Young Achievers (IMOYA). The IMOYA was held virtually in Bangkok, Thailand on December 1 and 2, 2020. Xavier won the gold award, while Joshua and John Paul both won the bronze award.

Xavier, Joshua and John Paul’s awards were among the 29 gold, 103 silver, and 238 bronze awards harvested by the Philippines, which placed second overall among the 11 countries in the annual contest. However, the Filipino math wizards outperformed their Southeast Asian rivals from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore in garnering more gold awards than powerhouse China. Of note too is the fact that Xavier and his two sisters at Ateneo de Manila Senior High School – Deanne Algenio (11-Borja) and Sophia Algenio (12-Acquaviva) - all earned gold awards at IMOYA 2020.   

(L-R) IMOYA gold medalist siblings Xavier, Deanne, and Sophia Algenio
IMOYA aims to strengthen the mathematical intuition and computational skills of participants, and promotes cross-cultural interaction espousing camaraderie, understanding and respect for diversity. It also provides an in-depth mathematical experience for the enrichment of the students’ reasoning ability and creative thinking skills to solve challenging mathematics problems.