A Clean Sweep: PISQ Senior High School Students Conquer PICE-Q Math Whiz 2023
Maria Beatrice B. Endaya, Grade 12 Stem A
Showcasing an excellent exhibition of dedication and adeptness in the mathematical realm, the Senior High School team of PISQ made a remarkable statement by attaining all major awards: Champion, First Runner-Up, and Second Runner-Up last October 27, 2023, in the 5th Math Whiz Contest hosted by the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) at the Gymnasium of Philippine School Doha (PSD). Maintaining PISQ’s title as the Grand Slam Champion, these students utilized their proficiency and passion for mathematics to thrive in the competition. The following coaches spearheaded countless hours of tutelage to produce a resounding success: Mr. Mike Edison B. Pioquinto, Mr. Kevin E. Mallari, and Mr. Jojo L. Calague.
A skilled team of 20 PISQian representatives actively participated in the elimination round of the Math Whiz Contest, wherein a 2-hour written test utilized their in-depth training and utmost knowledge of different branches of mathematics. Accumulated scores then dictated the final five (5) as they proceeded to the highly anticipated final round, where PSD and PISQ were seated next to each other for a nail-biting battle that kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Exercising their minds to the maximum level, PISQ achieved the unexpected by securing all three awards in the Senior High School category.
As the 5th Math Whiz Contest came to a close, the results were a testament to their intense preparation, strong support system, mathematical competence, and enthusiasm to ensure that they emerged triumphant. It was an indispensable learning experience for each of the representatives knowing that despite every predicament, they stood with resilience and flourished with flying colors.
Congratulations once again; PISQ is endlessly proud of your accomplishments!
PICE Math Whiz 2023: A Victory for PISQ Junior High School Students
Veronika Bianca G. Millena, Grade 10 – Grace
The mathematical prowess of 20 PISQ Junior High School students was showcased during the 5th Math Whiz Contest on October 27, 2023. This much-anticipated event was organized by the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) and held at Philippine School Doha (PSD).
Facing complex equations and a ticking clock, the students showcased their ability to apply and solve advanced mathematical concepts. This remarkable achievement is a testament to the exceptional guidance provided by Mr. Clarencio Bascuguin (Grade 9 Math teacher) and Ms. Sitti Aina Pamaloy (Grade 10 Math teacher), along with the coaches of the Senior High School representatives.
The contest started with a program of colors and inspirational messages from school representatives of both PISQ and PSD. The qualifying round, a 25-item test to be completed within two hours, challenged the minds of these young mathematical talents. After a period of anticipation, the final
round commenced, featuring five teams of Grade 9 and Grade 10 students competing against PSD representatives. The final round of the 5th Math Whiz Contest brought excellent results to PISQ Junior High School.
These exceptional students left a lasting impression with their skills and knowledge across various branches of mathematics. While they deserve applause and recognition, it’s also important to acknowledge all those who played a role in preparing and supporting these students to achieve this significant milestone for their academic journey and PISQ as a whole.
Congratulations to all the participants; PISQ takes immense pride in your achievements!
PICE-Q Math Whiz 2023 Winners
Senior High School
Lance Andrew V. Paja &
Zyon Gregg S. Manlulu
Matt Karl Randell B. Magnaye &
John Paul C. Natividad
Maria Beatrice B. Endaya &
Matt Gabriel G. Molmisa
Junior High School
Klyde Steeven C. Manalang &
Justin Edric A. Tañafranca
This remarkable achievement would not have been possible without the rigorous dedication of our coaches, the unwavering support from our school, parents and the commitment of the young mathematicians who represented PISQ. The entire school community extends our heartfelt appreciation to the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers- Qatar Chapter, and its President, Elvin D. Fajutagana, Ph.D., for conducting such a noteworthy event. The 5th Math Whiz Contest was a valuable platform for these students to exhibit their mathematical prowess and gain essential experience in competitive mathematics. We are truly grateful for this opportunity.