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17-Year-Old Baguio Math Genius Wins Gold in SEAMO 2022

Rynne Daven A. Barrios, a 17-year-old prodigy from Baguio City, Philippines, has won the gold medal in the Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad 2022.

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Rynne Daven A. Barrios, a 17-year-old genius from Baguio City, Philippines, has won the gold medal in SEAMO 2022. Photo Neil Clark Ongchangco

Rynne Daven A. Barrios, a 17-year-old student from Baguio City, Philippines, has won the gold medal in the Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad (SEAMO) 2022. The competition was held online from February 14-19, 2022, and Barrios bested hundreds of participants from all over Southeast Asia.

Barrios is a grade 12 student at the University of Baguio Science High School. He has been interested in mathematics since he was a child, and he has participated in several math competitions throughout his school years. He is also a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering.

The SEAMO is a prestigious math competition that is organized by the Terry Chew Academy of Singapore. The competition is designed to test students' problem-solving skills and their understanding of mathematical concepts. The problems in the SEAMO are challenging, but Barrios was able to rise to the occasion and achieve a perfect score.

Barrios's victory is a major accomplishment for the Philippines. He is the first Filipino student to win the gold medal in SEAMO, and his achievement is a testament to his hard work and dedication to mathematics. Barrios is an inspiration to young people everywhere who are interested in pursuing a career in mathematics.

In addition to his academic achievements, Barrios is also an active member of the Baguio City Math Circle. He is passionate about sharing his love of mathematics with others, and he has helped to organize several math camps and workshops for young people.

Barrios plans to study mathematics at the University of the Philippines Diliman after graduating from high school. He hopes to one day become a professor of mathematics and inspire other young people to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Barrios's victory is a major win for the Philippines and for the field of mathematics. He is an inspiration to young people everywhere, and his story shows that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.


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