Bronze medal at BOI 2015

At the 23rd Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI 2015), held in Ruse, Bulgaria, from June 28th till July 3rd, the Macedonian high school students achieved yet another remarkable result. The Macedonian team at this prestigious regional programming competition, which consisted of 4 contestants: Kliment Serafimov, Hristijan Gjorshevski, Boris Tanchovski and Mihail Denkovski, led by Emil Stankov and Vesna Kirandzhiska, won a bronze medal.

The result achieved at this event represents an extension of the continuity of successful representations of Macedonia at the international Olympiads in informatics in recent years and yet another confirmation of the knowledge and skills in the area of computer science that our students possess.

42 of the region’s best high school students in the area of computer science participated at this year’s BOI, having been selected through the annual national programming competition cycles in the following Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. In such a strong competition, winner of the bronze medal for Macedonia was Mihail Denkovski from the “Yahya Kemal” high school in Skopje. It should be mentioned that the other three Macedonian contestants also achieved solid results – one of them was extremely close to also winning a bronze medal.

Our team was selected through a year-long competition cycle, which was organized this year with the support of the Agency of youth and sport of Macedonia, the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and the socially responsible companies Nordeus and Semos Education. All the competitions in the national contest cycle are organized using the MENDO contest management system (, which is available throughout the whole year for all interested contestants.

The following, 24th Balkan Olympiad in Informatics (BOI 2016) will be held next year in Nicosia, Cyprus.