Damascus, SANA – Under the patronage of Mrs. Asma al-Assad, the winners of the first places in the final competition of the Syrian Science Olympiad in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and IT received their awards on Monday at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts in Damascus.
In a speech during the ceremony, Head of the National Commission for the Syrian Science Olympiad Imad al-Azab said that this event is a new beginning in the march of Syrian excellence and innovation.
Al-Azab said that the National Commission for the Syrian Science Olympiad reflects President Bashar al-Assad’s vision in achieving quality and creativity in the national scientific, educational, and research tracks through building human capabilities as intellectual resources and providing the environment to relay, produce, and spread knowledge.
The top ten students in each category received laurel wreaths and certificates, while the top three students received gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Mohammad al-Hafi, Eli Eshua, and Ahmad Khamis won the top three places in maths, respectively, while the winners in physics are Fadi Barakat, Zeineddin Hassan, and Karam al-Qintar, and in chemistry the top three are Bayan al-Assi, Rayan Sibaee, and Hussein Qadi.
In IT, the top three students are Ahmad Haidar, Tamer Imad, and Jaafar Totenji, and in biology the top three are Hani Nassour, Lujain al-Lahham, and Nour Haidar.
The top-ranking students said that their participation in the Olympiad was an opportunity for self-development and to represent their country abroad, describing it as a remarkable experience and voicing hope of winning in international competitions.
The ceremony included the screening of a documentary on the Syrian Science Olympiad and a performance by Luna choir.
Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh