The right angle for success
Wednesday 12 February
Year 11 student, Ruiying Wu will be competing on the world stage in April, representing Australia in mathematics.
The 2020 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), an international mathematics competition for female school-aged students will be held in Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Ruiying was announced as one of four mathematically talented young women by The Australian EGMO team to compete and the only girl selected from Western Australia. The other three competitors come from Queensland, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
“I am very excited to have been selected to represent our country internationally. I haven’t been to Europe before and I am looking forward to competing and meeting other people who also enjoy mathematics” Ruiying said.
The team were selected by the Australian Maths Trust’s (AMT) mathematical Olympiad program and will be supported by the AMT on their trip to Europe.
Ruiying who studies mathematics two hours a day outside of classes here at St Hilda’s is hoping to use mathematics in the future, but is yet to determine her career path.
“I love problem solving and formulas, but is it my favourite subject? No, I enjoy them all,” Ruiying said.
Principal, Fiona Johnston said “We are extremely proud of Ruiying’s achievements and know that no matter what, she will do St Hilda’s and Australia proud all while having fun in the process.”
Ruiying also recently competed in the Australian Maths Olympiad, attempting questions and problem solving for 8 hours over two days.
We wish Ruiying the best of luck in her preparation for April!