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    Teen from Laguna also wins gold in international math competition in Vietnam

    MANILA, Philippines – During the 2019 Singa or the Singapore Math Global Team Competition held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from November 22 to 26, 8-year-old Zac Harvey Gordula from Laguna brought honor to the country after winning two gold medals and trophy. But it turned out he wasn’t the only one to achieve such a feat!
    Elean Ramos Almazan wins math competition Vietnam

    Elean Ramos Almazan wins math competition Vietnam
    Photo credit: Elean Ramos Almazan / Facebook

    Elean Ramos Almazan won several awards during the competition. The teen happily shared a photo taken from the event where he won the following:

    • Gold Medalist and Rank 2 - Individual Round
    • Gold Medalist and Rank 1 - Expert Division Team Round
    • Overall Runner-Up - Expert Division

    Elean Ramos Almazan wins math competition Vietnam
    Photo credit: Digs Celis Ambrad Salamat / Facebook

    What an impressive achievement for the Grade 11 student who studies at Holy Rosary College in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna. Both Almazan and the younger Gordula got the same standing, winning two gold medals in the competition (one in the individual round and another in the team round) plus a trophy for being the overall runner-up in their respective categories.

    Elean Ramos Almazan wins math competition Vietnam
    Photo credit: Digs Celis Ambrad Salamat / Facebook

    The two even had some photos taken together after the event! They also traveled back to the Philippines together, along with their respective coaches and team members.

    Elean Ramos Almazan wins math competition Vietnam
    Photo credit: Digs Celis Ambrad Salamat / Facebook

    Proud dad Hercy Baya Almazan shared his son’s achievements on his social media account. According to the Dad Hercy, this is the second time that the young man spent his birthday away from the family. One was back when he was in Grade 6 when he attended the International Mathematics and Science Olympiad in Cavite.

    Elean Ramos Almazan wins math competition Vietnam
    Photo credit: Digs Celis Ambrad Salamat / Facebook

    This second time, the young man spent his birthday in Vietnam – but his birthday gift is truly priceless! And though he is far away from his family, this is certainly the happiest birthday for the younger Almazan!

    Elean Ramos Almazan wins math competition Vietnam
    Photo credit: Digs Celis Ambrad Salamat / Facebook

    Congratulations, young man!

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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