Continuing a growing trend of high performance in the world’s most popular Maths competition for students - Kangaroo Maths, six Year 8 Shrewsbury students and a further two Year 10’s were given gold awards. To achieve a ‘gold’ participants are deemed to be in the top five per cent worldwide.
Held over the school holidays in August, and online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the students were monitored using special software to ensure that rules were followed explicitly. Once the 90-minute exam was completed, applicants waited almost two weeks for their results. Despite the virtual nature of this competition, 2020 gave around one-thousand students the chance to showcase their mathematical problem-solving skills.
One student, in particular, Peerawat (Tun) Suphanrungsisiri finished an overall second place in the entire competition and led the way for Shrewsbury, Riverside to be announced as the best performing school in Thailand with eight gold medals in total.
“I’m pleased, and my parents are very proud of me. I really love Maths, and so I try to enter as many challenges and competitions as I can. I am lucky that Shrewsbury sees my strong points too, and actively encourages my participation.” Tun exclaimed.
In addition to the haul of golds, a further six silver and bronze awards were received by Shrewsbury students completing a very successful competition.
Gold Medal Recipients:
Peerawat (Tun) Suphanrungsisiri
Poomkarn (Poom) Taedullayasatit
Jirasita (Jita) Tohtubtiang
Kantaporn (Cookie) Danchaivijitr
Benyapa (Pim Pim) Ongphiphadhanakul
Suraphat (TonKaaw Katanyuwongcharoen
Paulapawin (Kevin) Tulathamathorn (not pictured)
Pawarut (Pran) Viphanphong (not pictured)