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Young Cagayano prodigy who won golds in China int’l math competition honored

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Cagayan has approved a resolution honoring the grade school student for winning golds in the international math competition held in China recently.

The resolution, sponsored by Cagayan Second District Board Member Florencio Vargas Jr,  acknowledged the victory of Miguel Isidro Cayetano, a Grade 5 student of Tuguegarao West Central School.

Cayetano earned three gold medals and one silver medal during the China Primary Math Olympiad held last July 26-27 in Zhejiang, China.

The young Math prodigy is no rookie in bagging medals for the country in international Math contests. He had previously secured gold in the International Mathematics Competition in 2016 and silver in the Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) in 2015.

He is also a consistent top honor student in his classes since Grade 1, and according to his math teach, remains a “humble and diligent” student despite being a constant pride of his parents and fellow Cagayanos.

In an earlier statement, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said she take “immense” pride for having a “math genius” like Cayetano.

“One of my dreams for the Filipino youth is that one day, they are able to conquer the world as the next Stephen Hawking, as the next brilliant mind whose critical thinking enables them to navigate the exciting world of knowledge and apply their learning in contributing to nation building. Miguel is truly one of the young achievers heeding that call, and we hope that the country will be able to produce more of them,” Briones said.


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