Lao students win one gold, four silver medals at int’l math contest in Singapore

Lao students have won one gold medal, four silver medals and three bronze medals along with one congratulatory medal and 11 congratulatory certificates at Singapore Math Competition 2023.

Held in Singapore between Jul 23-24, the competition was participated by 1,500 students from 32 countries.

Souriyadeth Sengsouriya, a grade two student at Australian International School, grabbed one gold medal and one bronze medal as his school mates Souksalanexay Phommisith, also of grade two, secured one silver medal and two bronze medals, Hongthong Phonvixay of grade 7 won two silver medals and Emika Vilavong of grade 9 won a silver medal.

“I am very proud to have won a silver medal from this Math competition in Singapore and to have raised Laos’ reputation. I would like to thank my family and the school for their unwavering support. Before the competition, I did preparation and the school organized me a tuition class. I reviewed regularly what I had learned so that I can be competitive and outperform at all competition events,” said Emika Vilavong.

Prior to 2023 competition, Emika had participated in several math competitions held in the country. She had won two silver medals and several congratulatory certificates.

Australian International School is the only school in the Lao PDR to have cooperated with Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC) and to have held SIMCC-standardised competitions since 2018.

Source: Lao News Agency