Defending champion, San Pedro High School (SPHS) is in preparation to “do it again” in this year’s Math Olympiad. While other schools in the various divisions have already started to compete, SPHS travels to Belize City on Wednesday February 23rd to compete in the Belize Central A regional competition. Schools from Belize District will go head to head to compete for the title of the 2011 Central A Regional Champion. A total of 38 students and faculty members will be travelling to the St. John’s College Junior College Gymnasium for the first leg of the competition.
Participating in Division A include Belize Rural High School, Gwen Lizarrage High School, Nazarene High School, Pallotti High School, Sadie Vernon Technical High School, SPHS and St. Catherine’s Academy.
This year, representing SPHS is an enthusiastic team of eight. In the Senior league, we have Lucio Nuñez and Ismael Kay, with alternates Miguel Caliz and Emilie Gomez. In the Junior division, at the forefront we have Walter Tut and Monica Ack, with their alternates, Gabriel Azueta and Swuine Diego. These very bright students have been at it since December of 2010, in preparation for this year’s Olympiad.
In an interview with Mr. Emil Vasquez, principal of the SPHS, he expressed his confidence in the team representing the school. He explained that they were initially nervous, but have managed to overcome that and are now very excited and confident in their abilities and that they will once again, bring home the gold.
Depending on the outcome of Wednesday’s competition, winners of Division A will move on to the nationals which will be held in Belmopan on Wednesday March 9th 2011 at the University of Belize Gymnasium.
The San Pedro Sun takes this opportunity to wish the team good luck in this year’s competition. Thanks to the invaluable contribution of the Social Security Board, proud sponsors of the Belize Math Olympiad, this year’s competition is once again underway.