St. John’s 7th grade student wins Belgian Math Olympiad!

JoCongratulations to Min-Gi in 7th grade who won first prize at the Olympiade Mathématique Belge 2013! An amazing achievement, even more since he was one of very few 7th graders who participated in this prestigious math event.

The Olympiade Mathématique Belge is a math competition which aims at promoting “Out of the Box” mathematical thinking through gradually challenging questions. Starting with 10th graders, this competition also selects students who will follow a rigorous two year preparation with university teachers towards taking part in the International Math Olympiad.

At the level of 7th and 8th grade, students are encouraged to express themselves in an in-school preliminary round, followed by a regional gathering and eventually, a final “four hours for four questions” challenging event, in a University.

St John’s is very proud of counting among its students such a talented boy like Min-Gi!

By Caroline Lariviere, HS math teacher