The International Junior Math Olympiad (IJMO) is an international mathematics competition, which is a continuation of Singapore and Asian Schools Mathematics Olympiad (SASMO). To be eligible for participation in IJMO, only SASMO Gold and Silver awardees from each country are selected to represent their country. This year, there were 19 countries that participated in IJMO 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 27-31 July 2018. Two of IICS eighth graders: Johanes Dharmawan Wihardjo (8.3) and Kylie Shane Haryono (8.2) joined this competition and won bronze medals.
IJMO is organized by Singapore International Math Contests Centre in collaboration with the National Math Societies in Asian countries, to identify and encourage potential young math talents. It aims to provide an Asian platform for students to interact and compete against their worthy opponents.
Kylie Shane wrote, “I must say I was very doubtful at first, because this was my first time going abroad for a competition. The ceremony night was surely memorable, because we got the chance to exchange gifts with people from all around Asia. The competition itself was hard, but the learning experience was meaningful. Overall, this whole journey was interesting.”