Pinoy team bags bronze, honorable mentions at Informatics Olympiad
A Grade 11 student from Xavier School won bronze while three other Filipino teens received honorable mentions at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), held this year in Kazan, Russia.
Robin Yu took home the bronze while Rizal National Science High School ninth grader Ian Palabasan, MGC New Life Christian Academy 11th grader Farrell Wu, and Philippine Science High School 10th grader Maded Batara III received honorable mentions at the international programming competition for secondary school students.
The four students were accompanied by team leader Kevin Atienza and deputy team leader Payton Yao, who also served as their coaches along with Jared Asuncion.
This is the second year the Philippines has sent a team to the IOI. This year, the Philippine team went up against 324 participants from 88 countries, including the US, China, Russia, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Australia.
The teens who make the Philippine delegation to the IOI were chosen from the top competitors at the National Olympiad in Informatics - Philippines (NOI.PH). Former participants and winners of university-level programming contests volunteer each year to organize the NOI to encourage students to get into competitive programming at an early age. — BM, GMA News