4 students and 15 teachers passed the Level II assessment of the Institute for the Advancement of Vedic Mathematics (IAVM) given online last September 24, 2023 through MATH-Inic Philippines.
Topping the list of successful examinees are Jan Lemuel Zapanta, a grade 4 student from Bo. Obrero Elementary School, Manila and Kirstel Joy Picar, an Electrical Engineering senior at the University of Mindanao (Main Campus) at Matina, Davao City. Other students in the top 10 are John Ruzzel Gibriel D. Riva, a Grade 9 student from the Agusan National High School in Butuan City and Benedict John Palma, an 8 grader from the Bixby Knolls Preparatory Academy of San Antonio, Quezon.
Earlier this month, Ms. Reginna Sagamla, a Math teacher from the La Union National High School was the lone Level II examinee who got a passing score.
They will all receive the Foundation Level: Proficient Certificate from the IAVM and are qualified to take the level III assessment to be conducted on Oct 1, 2023.
Level III passers will receive the Foundation Level: Distinction Certificate and teachers who have the certificate will automatically be recognized as coach in national and international Vedic Math competitions.
The IAVM designed the nine-level assessment system for enthusiasts to gauge their knowledge of Vedic Mathematics. So far, only 5 Filipinos have passed the Level III exams.
Here is the complete list of passers
Jan Lemuel F. Zapanta – Barrio Obrero Elementary School
Kirstel Joy Picar – University of Mindanao
Randy P. Calderon – Bataan National High School
John Ruzzel Gibriel D. Riva – Agusan National High School
Dominique Bladimier V. Hernaez – Teodoro Hernaez National High School
Racquel R. Guerra – San Pablo Colleges
Glenda T. Odsinada – St. Gertrude School of Novaliches
Mary Jane D. Mateo – St. Gertrude School of Novaliches
Benedict John C. Palma – Bixby Knolls Preparatory Academy
Michelle C. Nequinto – Gulod National High School
Denise C. Racca – Teodoro Hernaez National High School
Baby Charie Y. Mamano – San Pablo Colleges
Juliet R. Garcia – St. Gertrude School of Novaliches
Bernadette A. Balanon – Dampol 2nd National High School
Bobby G. Germo – Agusan National High School
Nelson A. Nequinto – Butong Elementary School
Benedict F. Rapsing _ Don Enrique Bautista Elementary School
Owenn Grace I. Rosales – Majayjay Elementary School
Elmer C. Alcazar – Recto Memorial National High School
Another level II assessment is scheduled on September 29, 2023 at 8PM. Those who want to participate may register here: https://bit.ly/IAVM_Assess. Fee is only P300.