Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
An 11th grader at the International School of Choueifat ─ Muscat in Oman was recently selected as one of only six students from Oman to compete in the Regional Math Olympiad in Saudi Arabia on April 2, 2017.
The Regional Math Olympiad is an annual event that brings together budding mathematicians from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E. to compete and test their mathematical acumen. This year, the Olympiad will be held in Saudi Arabia.
In order to qualify for the Olympiad, ca. 30 students, Sultan Al-Habsi from ISC-Muscat among them, in grades 10 and 11 from different schools in Oman took a math exam on November 7, 2016. Based on results from the November 7 exam, Sultan and 23 other students were selected and given additional training. They received training sessions by teachers from the Ministry of Education in Oman and took a second exam on February 22, 2017. Six students, including Sultan, passed the February exam and qualified to represent Oman in the Regional Math Olympiad.
Sultan has been a student at ISC-Muscat since Kindergarten, and over the years he built a reputation for being a hard worker. He has been an active participant in SLO® throughout his time at ISC-Muscat and is currently the SLO® Head Prefect.
“At ISC-Muscat, I have been given a tool set of abilities on which to build my future, as well as the knowledge to expand and to better myself and my community. Through my education at ISC-Muscat, I have been able to flourish in my courses and schoolwork and have been offered opportunities I had never dreamt of,” said Sultan.
We wish Sultan best of luck in the Regional Olympiad!