WC takes most medals

2015-10-20 06:00
The participants in the Olympiad are from left (back): Laurens Weyn, Ralph McDougall, Jeremy Wilkinson, Joseph Rautenbach, Donal Davies, Jarryd Dunn and Torsten Babl; front:  Bronson Rudner, Sanjiv Ranchod, Mr Brian Schreuder (Deputy Director General

The participants in the Olympiad are from left (back): Laurens Weyn, Ralph McDougall, Jeremy Wilkinson, Joseph Rautenbach, Donal Davies, Jarryd Dunn and Torsten Babl; front: Bronson Rudner, Sanjiv Ranchod, Mr Brian Schreuder (Deputy Director General

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Maths wizards from schools in Rondebosch and Newlands dominated in the top positions of the 2015 Programming Olympiad.

The finals took place at the University of Cape Town in the Computer Science labatory on 10 and 11 October.

Six pupils from various schools in Rondebosch and Newlands achieved silver and bronze medals at the event.

All the medal winners have a history of taking part in Olympiads and doing well in Mathematics.

Bronson Rudner a Grade 12 pupil at SACS received a silver medal while Tae Jun Park (Grade 12) at Rondebosch Boys’ High, Sanjiv Ranchod (Grade 11) at Westerford High and Laurens Weyn (Grade 11) at Abbots College Century Gate all took home bronze medals.

The runners-up in the competition were Jarryd Dunn (Grade 12) at the International School of Cape Town,

Ralph McDougall (Grade 9) at Curro Durbanville and Jeremy Wilkinson (Grade 12) at Bishops.

For most of the finals Yaseen Mowzer from Fairbairn College who came second was neck and neck with the winner and gold medal winner Ulrik de Muelenaere from Waterkloof High in Pretoria.

Yaseen is an expereinced participant at international level, having won bronze at both the International Maths Olympiad and the International Olympiad in Informatics. As Yaseeen is only in Grade 11 this year, he can have another shot at wining gold in 2016.



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