Another unpublished post; drafted last March 3, 2014. It was a first time for my Big Bunso to join an Inter-School Competition. He represented his school for the Mathematics Challenge. Our man placed third among 3o plus contestants. Big Bunso is now in Grade 6 and he is still hoping he gets to represent his school again for the Math Quiz Bee. Among all the subjects, his favorite is Mathematics.
For months, he undergoes training. He doesn’t complain. Instead, he would happily relay to me new Math discoveries and new formula learned. He is so enthusiastic and would count days leading to the big day.
March 3 is the big day. The auditorium of Our Lady of Fatima University in Lagro is jam-packed with students, faculty members, and parents from different schools in Quezon City.
Our eight-year-old boy is his school’s representative for the ISAAL Math Challenge 2014. ISAAL stands for Inter-School Academic and Athletic League. It has more than 31 schools as members and every year, it holds competitions from Spelling Bee to Oratorical contest and Civics and Math Challenge. It also holds athletic competitions like basketball, volleyball, and taekwondo.
Our Big Bunso places third. He bested the other kids of his own grade level from other private schools within Quezon City. And he is very happy with his accomplishment. “I have a bronze medal, mama!” he proudly whispers to my ear.
Congratulations, Big Bunso! We always have faith in you that you will bring home a medal.
Thank you as well to his adviser and school principal for the time spent and patience extended during the training. Congratulations too, Maam Jessie and Maam Jen.