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Southville-IB Student’s Research Sparks Media Interest All over Asia



Christopher Mills, an International Baccalaureate student of Southville International School and Colleges, recently wrote a research on the Philippine economy that sparked media interest and discussion all over Asia.

Chris’ research was for a Math Internal Assessment for his year 2 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. He believes that his objective research on Philippine economy growth patterns will help him be accepted in Trent University, the second best school in Canada, where he plans to take up Finance.

Currently, Mr. Richard Mills, the father of Chris, has been receiving request for Chris' paper from across Asia. He believes that there will certainly be more to this since it is an election year and Chris' research raises questions about the economic growth rates of the country.

In spite of the heated response of his research, Chris requests his readers to be objective, and not to distort his work and make into a vendetta against the government.

“The research is for my math project and not for anything else. Please do not distort my work and make it in to something like a vendetta against the government. Be objective,” he urges.

In his email, Mr. Mills said that he and his wife are very thankful to Mr. John Wraith, the Southville–IB Coordinator. They believed that Mr. Wraith has done a lot of good for their child’s education and personality.

Mr. John describes Chris as a leader and an individualist who pursues adult causes and unusual interests, though full of concern and respect for everyone.

“He is not your average student. He will go places, regardless of grades or day to day achievements. Someone to watch for the future,” Mr. John says.

“I am thankful to all my teachers. They have been very supported through everything, despite everything. They helped me grow and be who I am now,” Chris replies.

Chris and his IB teachers’ accomplishments is a strong testament of a healthy, productive and positive student-teacher relationship deeply encouraged in Southville International School and Colleges.