The President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, received today the students who won five medals at the International Junior Science Olympiad held in Doha, Qatar from December 3rd to December 12th.
In the competition of 409 students from 70 countries, the Macedonian team won two silver and three bronze medals at the Science Olympiad, which is the biggest success of this kind of competition. Majkl Georgievski of the Dobri Daskalov High School in Kavadarci and Nikola Spirovski, a ninth-grader at the Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Elementary School in Skopje, won a silver medal. Bronze medal was won by Emilija Nikolovska, ninth grade student at Grigor Prlicev Elementary School in Ohrid, Matej Gelev, ninth grade student at the Blaze Koneski Elementary School in Veles, and Stefan Drmach, a first-year student at Rade Jovchevski-Korchagin High School in Skopje. Teona Kirovska, a first-year student at the Koco Racin High School in Sveti Nikole, also participated in the Olympics.
“Every positive example must be emphasized and the state must recognize and fully support talented students and young people. It is truly impressive to win five medals at an international, high level. I am particularly pleased with this success because so far very few boys and girls from our country have participated in international competitions”, President Pendarovski said at the meeting.
In this regard, President Pendarovski pointed out that within his competences he will continuously support the development of the potential and talent of all individuals in the country.
At the meeting, the students explained the selection process of students who are eligible to participate in this competition. As they said, they went through several preparatory trainings with mentors, professors from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Skopje. Their next challenge, as the students said, is the Olympics in Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany.