On September 15, 2019, Ian Sean Ngo Uy emerged victorious in the International Math Open for Young Achievers (IMOYA) held in Singapore. IMOYA is a competition held every two years with competitors from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
The Math Development Academy of the Philippines (MathDAP) describes IMOYA as a fundamental challenge where students become intuitively aware and conceptually recall information as they work individually or as a team, utilizing their experience, knowledge, and skills to solve Math problems. An article by Manila Times about the competition quoted the Makati Public Affairs Office: “The purpose of IMOYA is to provide student-participants with a proper venue to showcase and enhance their skills in Mathematics and give the students an opportunity to share their country’s rich culture and heritage with other delegates from other countries as well.”
In this prestigious competition, with around 150 delegates from the Philippines, Kai Wyn Uy (G6) and Ian Sean Uy (G4) were the only representatives from Xavier School. Kai Wyn received a merit honor, and Ian Sean was very fortunate to have won Silver for the individual category and ranked first runner-up for the group category.
Xavier School congratulates Ian Sean and Kai Wyn for bringing honor to the school and the country. Luceat Lux!