Leader of Government and Commissioner responsible for Education Sarah Wescot-Williams, would like to wish the students participating in the 2009 Math A-Lympiad much success as they vie for the honour of being named Math A-Lympiad champions 2009.
A group of students from the Milton Peter College (MPC) left the island last Thursday for Garderen, the Netherlands to compete against 16 rival math teams from Holland, Denmark, Germany and Aruba.
The St. Maarten students are Jonathan Etnel (17), Syt Bin Fong (16), Mae-Ann Snijders (16), and Tijn van Veen (16).
"The math A-Lympiad is a pinnacle event for the youth with a passion and special talent in maths. They are the best of the best. Competitions such as the aforementioned is an excellent opportunity for our top math students to pit their knowledge and skills with the best and to network with youth who could be future leaders in their chosen field.
"It is important for students to be exposed to a range of disciplines. Country St. Maarten will need all hands on deck as we continue to develop socially and economically. I would like to thank those persons who have prepared these students for this challenging event and I wish them much success as this is an opportunity of a lifetime," Leader of Government Commissioner Sarah Wescot-Williams told the Government Information Service (GIS).