The XV Central American and Caribbean Mathematical Olympiad witnessed a remarkable feat as El Salvador’s mathletes clinched top honors. The Ministry of Education (Mined), a staunch supporter of fostering young talent in the realm of mathematics, played a pivotal role in enabling this achievement.
Riquelmi Cardona, President of the International Jury of the Central American and Caribbean Mathematical Olympiad, commended the efforts of Salvadoran math enthusiasts who secured a silver medal, along with two bronze medals, and clinched the prestigious award for the best overall performance.
Cardona extended his gratitude to the Ministry of Education (Mined) for their unwavering commitment to nurturing mathematical and scientific aptitude through the Young Talent Program at the University of El Salvador (UES).
“I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Ministry of Education and the University of El Salvador for their unwavering support of the Young Talent program,” Cardona expressed.
He further highlighted that the Olympiad serves as a catalyst for nurturing young talents, providing students with the invaluable experience of participating in an international competition. “Olympiads are truly special events, as they serve to foster mathematical and scientific development within the Central American and Caribbean region,” he emphasized.
The XV Central American and Caribbean Mathematical Olympiad saw the participation of 48 students from 12 countries across the region. Representing El Salvador were Melissa Yaneth Cabrera, Helen Paola Morán Cerón, and Ítalo Miguel Vidaurre Figueroa.
“The event consists of two consecutive exams, each spanning four and a half hours, and encompassing three problems,” elucidated the Jury President.
He further underscored their pride in efforts to enhance participation in these Olympiads. “In this instance, we secured a silver and two bronze medals. Moreover, we proudly bring home the El Salvador Cup, which has been awarded since 2000 to the nation that achieves the most substantial relative progress over the past two years,” detailed Cardona.
Minister of Education, José Mauricio Pineda, acknowledged the exceptional talent displayed by the mathletes representing the nation in this competition.
“We are delighted to support the Young Talent Program, whose exemplary representation brought glory to our country, clinching the El Salvador Cup,” remarked Pineda.
The triumph of El Salvador’s mathletes at the XV Central American and Caribbean Mathematical Olympiad stands as a testament to the nation’s commitment to nurturing intellectual prowess and promoting excellence in the field of mathematics.