College student wins prestigious title with design

Oscar Roe from Stoke College has won the design competition for the International Mathematical Olympiad 2019.
Oscar Roe from Stoke College has won the design competition for the International Mathematical Olympiad 2019.
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A Stoke College student has won a design competition for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2019.

The contest, run during the last academic year, was open to pupils from across the UK, with Oscar Roe, a student at Stoke College, being chosen as the overall winner.

In recognition of his achievement, Oscar received a prize during a special presentation at a school assembly.

Stoke College headmaster Frank Thompson said: “We were absolutely delighted to hear that Oscar’s design had won this prestigious competition.

“Many congratulations to Oscar on a fantastic achievement. We are all so proud of him.”

The competition was judged by an expert committee appointed by Dr Ceri Fiddes, competition director of IMO 2019.

The winning design will be used on all official IMO documentation and other material and can currently be found on all their letterheads.

Oscar and other Stoke College pupils took up the challenge and began to design their own logos, ranging from red telephone boxes to union jacks and mathematically shaped images. The logos were all entered into the competition.

After seeing his design chosen, Oscar was given a £50 book voucher, along with a bag full of goodies, while Stoke College won a set of United Kingdom Mathematics Trust books for the department.

The prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad is to be held in the UK in 2019.

Young mathematicians from all over the world will compete in mathematical competitions, with more than 100 countries set to be represented.