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25th High Schools Mathematics Competition’s Preliminary Stage Takes Place at EMU

25th High Schools Mathematics Competition’s Preliminary Stage Takes Place at EMU

Uğur Berkay Çalışkan and Umut Zengin from 19 May Turkish Maarif College shared first place. Tuğra Tolga Baki from the Famagusta Turkish Maarif College came second and Zekâ Okaygün from the Nicosia Turkish Maarif College came third.

Organised by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Arts and Sciences Faculty, Mathematics Department, the 25th High Schools Mathematics Competitionis preliminary stage which took place with the financial support of Onay Fadıl Demirciler Education and Science Foundation was held at EMU on Tuesday, the 16th of April 2019 with the participation of 163 students from Bekirpaşa High School, Bülent Ecevit Anatolian High School, Erenköy High School, Famagusta Turkish Maarif College, Güzelyurt Turkish Maarif College, Hala Sultan Divinity College, Lapta Yavuzlar High School, Nicosia Turkish Maarif College, Namık Kemal High School, 19 May Turkish Maarif College, TED College Cyprus and 20 Temmuz High School. Before the competition commenced a presentation was delivered by Mathematics Department academic staff member Asst. Prof. Dr. Arran Fernandez. The preliminary competition took place in two categories (individual and group) and the following results were obtained from the individual category:

  • Uğur Berkay Çalışkan and Umut Zengin from the 19 May Turkish Maarif College shared first place,
  • Tuğra Tolga Baki from the Famagusta Turkish Maarif College came second,
  • Zekâ Okaygün from the Nicosia Turkish Maarif College came third.

The following students qualified to receive this year’s special awards:

  • Ahmet Harnupoğlu (TED College Cyprus) “25th Year Special Award”,
  • Alara Güçlü (Nicosia Turkish Maarif College) “Onay Fadıl Demirciler Special Award”,
  • Aynur Samancı (Famagusta Turkish Maarif College) “Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Kirezci Special Award”,
  • Kardelen Çoban (19 May Turkish Maarif College) “Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Kas Special Award”,
  • Berk Karacin (Nicosia Turkish Maarif College) “Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daoud S. Daoud Special Award”.

The following names were awarded Certificates of Achievement:

  • Gülrem Gürbüzer (19 May Turkish Maarif College),
  • Nezayet Saral (Famagusta Turkish Maarif College),
  • Asya Çelebi (Nicosia Turkish Maarif College),
  • Emre Teselli (Bülent Ecevit Anatolian High School),
  • Eylül Küpcü (19 May Turkish Maarif College),
  • Erdem Caner (TED College Cyprus),
  • Çağrı Korkmazer (Nicosia Turkish Maarif College)
  • Selinsu Merhametsiz (Nicosia Turkish Maarif College)

The Preliminary Group Competition…

The 19 May Turkish Maarif College, Nicosia Turkish Maarif College and Famagusta Turkish Maarif College finished in the top three places of the group competition earning the right to directly compete in the finals. Bülent Ecevit Anatolian High School, TED College Cyprus and Güzelyurt Turkish Maarif College earned the right to compete in the semi-final stage of the competition. The team that finishes highest in the semi-final stage will be the fourth team in the final.

The semi-final competition will be taking place at the EMU Business and Economics Faculty Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tahiroğlu Hall on Friday, the 26th of April 2019. The final will be taking place on Thursday, 2nd of May 2019 at the CL Building Mustafa Afşin Ersoy Hall. An award ceremony will be taking place after the final that will commence at 14:30.

As this year is the 25th year of the competition, the old and new principles of the schools that previously won the competition will be invited to the ceremony where they will be awarded plaques as well as the teachers in charge. Teachers who contributed in the event will also be awarded special awards.