INSPIRING: Filipino Graduates With ‘Almost Perfect Grade’ in US University

Filipino Honor Student USA Kenneth Co

Photo from: LinkedIn

Kenneth Co is a 21-year old Filipino student who has just graduated with a almost perfect grade point average (GPA) in one of the United States of America’s most prestigious universities, John Hopkins University (JHU).

According to a post from the Manila Bulletin, Co finished his studies with a 3.97 GPA, which is just a little shy of the perfect 4.0. He was listed as one of the students who received General Honors, an honor given to students with GPA of 3.5 or higher since JHU does not give Latin awards.

In just four years, Co finished two undergraduate degrees and one masters degree. These are Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Master of Arts in Mathematics.

Due to his outstanding academic performance, Co has become part of the most prestigious honor society in the US, the Phi Beta Kappa.

Co spent his high school life at the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) from 2008 to 2012. He graduated high school with Highest Honors and received several awards too. For a couple of months in 2013, he was a Mathematics Instructor at PSHS where he “taught high school students general problem solving techniques, and trained them for pre-olympiad and olympiad level mathematics.”

According to his LinkedIn account:

I am a mathematician with an interest in applied mathematics and computer sciences. I have a strong foundation in mathematics and have experience in mathematical modeling and neural networks.

My main interests include combinatorics, cryptology, data sciences, and graph theory, though I’m open to exploring other areas of computer science and mathematics.

Aside from the academe, his other interests include chess, eSports, psychology, Association Football, and chocolates.

Congratulations Kenneth! Keep up the awesome work!

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