Costa Rica won four medals on physics contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Milena Wilson   
Thursday, 07 June 2012

Prepared students from the Colegio Cientifico de Alajuela went on trip to Guatemala to show their skills on math and compete with other students from Central America.

These students were prepared specifically on elementary physics for a contest where they had to solve any of the questions with equations and more given. This is the second time the contest takes place so the preparation was harder.

The preparation definitely paid off, the four students that represented the country at the II Olimpiadas Centroamericanas y del Caribe de Fisica at Guatemala came back with a medal each one. They accomplished a dream with this effort.

Plus, Charlie Hultgreen, who is one of the students from el Colegio Cientifico de Alajuela, had the highest punctuation. This made him “maximum gold”.

As well, Juan Pablo Soto, also from the same high school, won a silver medal. His high school mate Daniel Moya and Luis Arias from the Colegio Cientifico de Perez Zeledon, won bronze medals.

According to one of the teachers the prepared the students, they are very proud of them. He said Costa Rica was the only country with four medals and even if it is not officially a winning country, it is the country with the highest punctuation and most of the medals.

Still, one of the professors showed a little worried since the “tico” team that will compete at the Olimpiadas Iberoamericanas de Fisica from September 17th to September 22nd at Granada, Spain doesn’t count with the funding to assist the contest.

Costa Rica deserves respect for the hard work in so many fields. The education and the incentives to keep studying are an excellent example to follow.

A cheap travel deal to Costa Rica can take you closer to these improvements and anything else the country can offer you.

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