Ivan Tan Wins Silver at the 11th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad

GS Principal, Mrs. Jane C. Cacacho with Silver medalist, Ivan. Photos by Mrs. Clarisse A. Ednacot (Web EIC) and from Mrs. Arlyn Tan (mother of Ivan)

Frederick Ivan Michael Tan’s achievement was acknowledged last 10 November 2014 during the Grade School General Assembly.

Introduction of the Awardee by Mrs. Julie Ann Cruz, GS Science Department Chair:

Good Morning!

The recent 11th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) was held in Bali, Indonesia last October 5 -11, 20114. This was attended by 226 contestants from 14 coutries including South Africa, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and others. For Science, aside from the usual battery of questions, students’ laboratory skills were also tested as they were given some experiments to do in the lab. We are proud of our own Frederick Ivan Michael Tan of 5J who won a silver medal in Science. May I call on Mrs. Jane Cacacho, GS Principal to to acknowledge Ivan’s achivement.

Congratulations, Ivan.  Continue to let your light shine. Let’s give Ivan a warm round of applause.

Frederick Ivan Michael Tan’s Speech:

Good morning teachers and classmates.

It has been an honor and privilege to represent Xavier school and our country in the IMSO Science Competition in Bali, Indonesia. Joining this competition with students from different countries made me realize that Science is truly a universal language that can be appreciated and understood by all. I used to think that I was only average in Science, and that there were a lot of other students better than me. However, when I started to study seriously, I was able to qualify for the competition and win a silver medal.

That is why I would like to encourage all of you to work hard with pure determination and in the end you will reach your goal and be rewarded with success.

Thank you and Luceat Lux!

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