Quang Ninh: APhO bronze medalist commended hinh anh 1Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Doc (R) presents certificate of merit to Le Ky Nam (Source: http://baoquangninh.com.vn)

Quang Ninh (VNA) - Le Ky Nam, a 12th grader from Ha Long High School for the Gifted in the northern province of Quang Ninh, has been commended and rewarded for his excellent achievement in the recently-concluded 19th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO 2018) in Hanoi.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Doc presented a certificate of merit and prize money of 52 million VND (2,290 USD) to Nam at a commendation ceremony in the locality on May 16.

Nam, a bronze medalist, is one of eight Vietnamese students who won medals in the competition.

His achievement is the pride of Quang Ninh province’s education sector as this is the first time a local student has won a prize at an event of this kind.

The eight-member Vietnamese delegation won four gold,  two silver and two bronze medals at the APhO 19, which concluded on May 12.

This year, the organising board presented 33 gold, 13 silver and 24 bronze medals and nine special prizes to contestants.

The Ministry of Education and Training affirmed Vietnam’s result showed the quality of high school education in Vietnam and work to nurture talented students.

The ministry will select the best among these eight winners to take part in the Global Physics Olympiad 2018.

In the previous competition in Yakutsk, Russia from May 1-9, 2017, Vietnam grabbed one gold, three silvers and three certificates of merit.

Held annually since 2000, the APhO aims to encourage and promote high-school student to cultivate knowledge related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as important subjects serving the 4th industrial revolution in Asia and in each regional country.-VNA