DINALUPIHAN, Bataan – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) III bestowed a Youth Excellence in Science (YES) award to an elementary math quizzer from Dinalupihan Elementary School (DES), who won in international mathematics competitions, during the school’s Araw ng Pagkilala 2015 last March 28 at the Dinalupihan Civic Center, this town.
According to DOST Project Assistant II, Jerwin R. Vianzon who presented the medal to Lamberlain Muli, the YES award is an institutional award of DOST being given to young students who showed exemplary achievement in the field of science and mathematics.
Muli garnered silver and bronze medals in the “Chong Hua Cup” Creative Mathematics Competition and in the Hongkong Search for Star of the Math Olympics, respectively, which were held in Hongkong in July 2014.
Bringing home the bacon, Muli and his parents are very thankful for this recognition of DOST on his accomplishment. “God is great all the time. Thank you for the overwhelming blessings. Nagpapasalamat ako dahil na-recognize siya [Lamberlain Muli] ng DOST,” shared the proud father, Roderic Muli.
His father explained that this became possible because of the assistance of the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild, Philippines (MTG), a Non-Government Organization committed to develop and promote excellence in Mathematics education and training in the Philippines, who trained Muli under their Young Mathematicians’ In-House Intensive Training Program.
The organization has a program screening committee who decides who will be part of the Philippine delegation to international math competitions based on the trainees’ mathematical and intrapersonal skills.
Fifth grader Muli will again undergo the intensive training program with MTG this coming April 6 to 9 which will serve as the qualifying test for international math competitions in 2015. Dinalupihan Elementary School (DES) Principal Roel Lingad (R) was also present during the event.
Contributed by: DOST-Bataan