First place! The national team reached the top at the 27th edition of the 2019 African Mathematical Olympiad in Cape Town, South Africa. 62 other high school students from 12 countries were competing.
Six young Moroccans (3 girls and 3 boys) represented Morocco. They were from the Sciences-Maths branch, French option, from Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, Casablanca-Settat, Rabat-Salé Kenitra, Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, and Fez-Meknes. Students from public and private schools scored 147 points, followed by students from South Africa (142 points) and Tunisia (133 points).
Marouane Chafi of private school Al Makrizi (Skhirat-Temara), won the gold medal, and Meriem El Khatri of private high school Sanae 5 in Casablanca, and Ziad Eddine Amzil of public high school Abdelmalek Saadia Kenitra won the silver. As for Khaoula Meddah of public high school Mohammed VI in Oued Eddahab, and Adam Ouarghi of the public high school Les amis de la science in Tetouan, they won the bronze. Even better. Inès El Bouzaidi Tiali, a student at a private high school in Meknès (Al Mamounia), won two awards: a silver medal and a second golden one in the girls’ category. Result: she won the title of 2019 African mathematics queen!