17 July 2023
Philippine Consulate General New York Congratulates Filipinos for Winning Gold and Bronze in Math Olympiad
New York. The Philippine Consulate General in New York extends its warmest congratulations to Francis Deinmel Legaspi and Luciano Armand Copok for winning the gold and bronze medal awards, respectively, at the finals of the 4th Copernicus Olympiad Mathematics Global Round held at Columbia University in New York on 13 July 2023.
Francis, who is ten-years old, and Armand, who is fourteen years old competed alongside a hundred bright young minds from 22 countries in the global math competition held from July 9-13. Both students travelled from the Philippines for the competition.
The two winners were invited to speak at the Paaralan sa Konsulado (PSK), an annual activity hosted by the Philippine Consulate General in New York and the Association of Fil-Am Teachers in America (AFTA). PSK is a fun engagement event where children get to interact with one another and learn about their Filipino heritage. At the PSK, both Francis and Armand met dozens of young Filipino American students where they shared their experiences and excitement in participating in the Olympiad. Both Francis and Armand were accompanied by their families.
The Copernicus Olympiad is also held every year, with students from all over the world invited to join the competition.
“We wish them all the best in their future achievements,” remarked Deputy Consul General Adrian Cruz.(END)