Rheana Yasmin Campos the 2023 Grand Champion of the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic International Competition held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines has once again demonstrated its exceptional prowess in mathematics at the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic International Competition held at Sunway Pyramid Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur last July 30, 2023, with its representatives securing major victories on an international stage. The competition, a prestigious gathering of young mathematical talents from around the world, saw the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines contingent achieve remarkable success, highlighting the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines dedication to academic excellence.

Held against Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant cultural scene, the international math competition brought together gifted students and math enthusiasts to test their skills, problem-solving abilities, and analytical thinking. This year’s event was particularly special as the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines delegation showcased their remarkable talents and emerged as major titleholders in various categories.

The competition, renowned for its challenging problems and fierce competition, didn’t deter the Filipino students who demonstrated resilience, determination, and exceptional mathematical proficiency. Among the standout performers, several names shine brightly as they etch their mark in the history of the competition.

Darylyn Faith Fabilane, 11, from Rizal, and Rheana Yasmin Campos, 10, from Caloocan, emerged grand champions of the competition that drew 700 students from Bangladesh, Croatia, China, Canada, Cambodia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Panama, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, and the Philippines.

Jake Conner Yao, 9, from San Juan City was crowned champion while Ryan Warren Merdegia, 9, of Pampanga, brought home the second runner-up title.

The arithmetic excellence of the young champions was developed through ALOHA’s innovative mathematical techniques. The program not only focuses on enhancing their mathematical skills but also aims to instill a passion for learning.

Rheana Yasmin Campos: A Rising Mathematical Star

One of the Philippine delegation’s standout performers was Rheana Yasmin Campos, whose mathematical brilliance propelled her to the coveted title of the 2023 Grand Champion. Hailing from Caloocan City, Rheana’s achievement underscores her dedication, relentless preparation, and unwavering commitment to mastering the intricate world of numbers. Her victory not only brings pride to her community but also serves as an inspiration for aspiring mathematicians across the nation.

Sustaining the Tradition of Excellence

Ivy Sato, Chief Executive Officer of ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines, said the recent competition shows that young Filipinos can unlock their full potential and make a significant impact in the global arena as long as they are given adequate support back home.

The ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines consistent success in international math competitions serves as a testament to its commitment to nurturing young mathematical talents. Ivy Sato, Chief Executive Officer of ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines said that they are looking forward to partnering with the Local Government Unit, Organizations like the Department of Education (DepEd), and various academic institutions to be instrumental in fostering a culture of mathematical excellence. Through ALOHA’s innovative mathematical techniques, rigorous training, comprehensive educational programs, and mentorship from experienced educators, these young minds are equipped with the skills required to tackle even the most complex mathematical challenges.

Impacting the Future

The victories achieved by the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines delegation in the international math competition serve as more than just accolades. They reflect the potential of Filipino students to excel in mathematical skills through mental calculation and an abacus that demands critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills. As the country strives to harness its human resources for technological and scientific advancement, success in this competition is a stepping stone towards creating a skilled workforce that can contribute to innovation and progress.

Looking Ahead

The triumph of the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines contingent at the international math competition is a reminder that with determination, hard work, and support, the country’s youth can achieve greatness on the global stage. The accolades earned in Malaysia are not just for the individual winners but also for the Philippines as a whole.

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on STEM fields, the success of these young mathematicians is a beacon of hope, demonstrating that the Philippines can compete with the best in the world. It is a testament to the power of education, dedication, and the unwavering pursuit of excellence.

In the years to come, it is hoped that the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines will continue to produce mathematical prodigies who will not only make their mark in international competitions but also contribute to the advancement of science, technology, and innovation on a global scale. The victories achieved in Malaysia will undoubtedly inspire more young minds to embrace the world of mathematics and pursue their dreams with fervor and determination.

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