Two students did Mysuru proud by bagging state ranks in Science Olympiad examinations for the academic year 2015-16 organised by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). Around 45 lakh students from over 34,000 schools across 1,400 cities and towns in India and 22 other countries participated in the Olympiad.
Sugosh Joshi of Class 2 from The Orchids Public School, secured second rank in International Mathematics Olympiad, while Joe V Akkara of Class 10 from St Joseph’s Central School bagged state third rank in National Science Olympiad.
The first rank holder was given a cash prize of Rs 50,000 along with a gold medal and second rank holder was awarded a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a silver medal.
Top 10 principals and top 40 teachers from those schools, whose students put up an exceptional performance at international level, were also felicitated.
SOF identifies, motivates and rewards talent and performance at the international level, state-level and also school level. It attempts to develop a spirit of competitiveness among students and to prepare them to face competition beyond their school level.
“Each participating student’s performance is analysed and a school, city, state and international rank awarded, to enable the student know her/his level of preparedness and readiness to face competition,” said Mahabir Singh, founder and executive director of SOF.