The Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus team composed of Derek Royce L. Burias (Grade 12 - Hertz) and Kian Andrew S. Busico (Grade 12 - Farad) knocked over the robots of other contenders during the International Robot Sumo Tournament 2021 held virtually last October 8, 2021 via YouTube Live making them the overall champion.
Coached by Computer Science and Robotics Teacher Mr. Bernard A. Beduya, Derek Royce L. Burias and Kian Andrew S. Busico battled out other robo wrestlers who were among the top 16 players from different regions in the Philippines and East Asia in this first virtual setup of such an event. The two paved their way to the championship by being able to push their opponents’ robots out of a ring round after round.
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The Philippines representatives, especially the delegates from Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus shone glisteningly amidst contenders from countries like Bulgaria, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Kyrgyzstan, Brazil, Iran, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Ghana, Azerbaijan, and Australia during the recently concluded 2021 Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad (HKIMO) Final Round.
The international contest was done through online platform EKLAVVYA last August 28, 2021 and as the result was live streamed via the YouTube channel Olympiad Champion last October 3, 2021, the following PSHS-SMC scholars were recognized for their outstanding performance: