Six Filipino high schoolers won medals at an international computing tilt in Singapore. Three of them won more than just gold and silver. They will also receive offers of admission to university there as well.
Robin Yu of Xavier School won a gold medal and placed fifth in the overall competition, and third among foreign competitors at the 20th Singapore National Olympiad in Informatics held at the National University of Singapore. Silver medals went to Andrew James Ting of Xavier School and Farrell Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Academy.
The three winners will also receive special considera-tion for admission to National University of Singapore as part of their prizes. Three other students won bronze medals: Franz Louis Cesista (Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas Campus), Ron Mikhael C. Surara (Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus) and Kim Bryann Tuico (Manila Science High School).
During the competition, students from the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam solved programming tasks individually.
Boscorale sings, wins gold in Japan
All male high school choir Boscorale of Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati bagged the gold medal in Japan’s biggest competition for small choirs.
Boscorale became the Youth Choir Equal Voices Grand Prize Winner at the 10th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition held in Fukushima.
More than 120 choirs in Japan are invited to join the competition every year. International participants are also welcomed.