Indonesian Student Grab Medals in Int′l Competition

22 , 2011 | Source: The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: Three Indonesian high school students won two silvers and one bronze medal at the 5th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) in Katowice and Krakow, Poland, last week.

Indonesia’s National Education Ministry announced in a press statement on Tuesday that Ko Mathias Adrian from SMAN 5 Bekasi state high school in West Java, and Raymond Djajalaksana from SMK Penabur vocational school in Jakarta, each won silver medals, while M. Wildan Ghafari from SMA Semesta in Semarang grabbed a bronze.

A total of 134 participants from 26 countries took part in the contest, to which Indonesia sent five students, including Miftahul Hilmi from SMAN 1 Gresik state high school in East Java, and James Limfrom SMK Petra Surabaya vocational school.

The team leaders that accompanied them to Poland were Hakim L. Malasan and Mohammad Ikbal from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

Outside the contest, ITB lecturer Chatief Kunjaya was elected as the IOAA president for 2012 – 2016, while Poland’s Grzegorz Stachowski was appointed secretary-general.


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