Published: 4:56 pm March 20, 2023 | Updated: 5:43 pm March 20, 2023
Ruf Serafin Rosero competed in Thailand International and Guandong-Hong Kong- Macao Greater Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad 2023.
Ruf Rosero, FEU High School Grade 11 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) student captured two bronze medals in the Thailand International (TIMO) and Guandong-Hong Kong- Macao Greater Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad Heat Round 2023 (Big Bay Bei) last October 22 and December 4, respectively. He represented FEU High School and battled against mathematicians from different countries.
Before competing, Rosero shared that he started preparing for the competition with FEU HS STEM teachers Rosa Simbahan and Carlo Geromala last September 2022. “Aside from the training (provided by FEU High School), I also trained myself by answering practice questions from the previous competitions,” he said.
It was not an easy feat for Rosero as both competitions have two rounds – heat rounds and finals. He was able to overcome this challenge by religiously reviewing and training; thus, earning podium finishes in the qualifying rounds.
Aside from the moral support of Rosero’s classmates, coaches, and family, what drives him is his love for mathematics and his dream of becoming an engineer.
I thank the FEU High School community for supporting my endeavors and acknowledging my accomplishments. This motivates me to impart my knowledge (of mathematics) to more people. Knowledge makes me feel a sense of freedom.Rosero on his recent accomplishments
Rosero is set to compete in the finals of the Guandong-Hong Kong- Macao Greater Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad 2023 on March 19-20, 2023, and Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad 2023 on April 2, 2023.
Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad (TIMO) is an annual Mathematical Olympiad competition by the Olympiad Champion Education Center and the Thailand Mathematics Society for students with a strong interest in Mathematics, while Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (Big Bay Bei) is an annual international Olympiad competition organized by OCEC from Hong Kong.