Hilton boy aces U.S. contest

2013-09-23 00:00

A GRADE 11 Hilton college pupil Jay Park has excelled in a U.S. competition. He was recently awarded a certificate of Congressional Recognition by the United States House of Representatives for his outstanding performance in mathematics and science. He participated in the 2013 Orange County Free Clinic, a prestigious competition in the United States.

Hilton College marketing manager Paul Guthrie said: “Jay is an outstanding pupil and this is a wonderful accolade for him. We are so pleased for him.”

Jay told The Witness that maths and science have always been his favourite subjects and he strives to do well in them.

He decided to enter the U.S. competition when one of the members of the Orange County Board came to visit Hilton and suggested that he enter the competition one day. “When I finish school I hope to study medicine and my dream is to specialise in the field of neurology.”

In addition to scoring well in the U.S. competition, Jay has also done well in the national Maths Olympiad twice. He got to the final round both times.

He also reached the top one percent in the InternationalBenchmarking Tests.

Guthrie said the school was very proud of Jay’s achievement.

“Jay is a top student who is well rounded as he plays the violin and heavily involved in music at the school and he also rows for the school.

“So he is a good all-rounder who is a very intelligent boy. We are sure he has a bright future ahead of him.”

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