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Saipan International School student finishes 10th in national math competition

SAIPAN International School student Frederic Dean Michael Guintu finished 10th in the Math League Championship held at the University of Missouri in Kansas City on May 19.

According to Vina Duenas, one of the CNMI’s Math Court administrators, Guintu, a ninth grader, and the rest of the CNMI students competed with over 100 students at the national competition for high schools.

Guintu received a trophy for placing 10th at the 9th grade level of the competition.

Duenas said students from nine states and territories participated in the competition.

The CNMI students competed with over 100 other students from across the nation at the Math League Championship held at the University of Missouri, Kansas City on May 19.  Saipan International School student Frederic Dean Michael Guintu finished 10th at the national math championship, high school level.  Contributed photoThe CNMI students competed with over 100 other students from across the nation at the Math League Championship held at the University of Missouri, Kansas City on May 19. Saipan International School student Frederic Dean Michael Guintu finished 10th at the national math championship, high school level. Contributed photo

Along with Guintu, the CNMI team included James Lee of SIS; Junhee Lee, SIS; Jushua Qiu, of Grace Christian Academy; Michael Lee, SIS; and Kichang Jeoung of Marianas Baptist Academy.

On March 17, 2018, two CNMI students finished third and 8th in the middle school-level Math League Championship in Phoenix, Arizona.

Duenas said Silas Xu of Agape Christian School finished third in the 7th-grade category while Joanah Jimenez of Marianas Baptist Academy placed 8th in the countdown-round qualifier.

“We want to thank the Public School System and the Board of Education for their continued support, and for helping make all of this possible for the students of the CNMI,” Duenas said.

She said  CNMI Math Court is now preparing for the national championship for elementary school students scheduled for June 16, 2018 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.