Fernando Daniel Domínguez Castaneda, the first Salvadoran to win a gold medal at the “XXXIV Asian-Pacific Mathematical Olympiad,” was honored with a “Notable Student of El Salvador” award by the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
“Thank you for showing our people that rewards only come after days of sacrifice and reminding the world that the country is home to talented people, without fear of challenges, without complexes, and with an unbreakable determination,” said the president of the Assembly, deputy Ernesto Castro.
Fernando is part of the Young Talent Program and has participated in various international math competitions, winning several medals for his achievements.
“I want to thank everyone who has helped me to be here and receive this recognition. When I participated in the Olympiad, I never imagined going this far. I had a dream: to win the gold medal,” Fernando said after receiving the recognition.
He added that he started “studying math more and continued until I got closer to my goal. I had moments where I didn’t want to continue, but I didn’t give up. After almost four years, I achieved it. I thank the Assembly for this recognition.”
This recognition serves as a source of inspiration for Salvadoran students to pursue their dreams and work hard towards achieving their goals. The recognition of Fernando Daniel Domínguez Castaneda highlights the importance of nurturing and promoting young talent in the country. It’s a proud moment for El Salvador to have such a talented student representing the country on an international platform.