Manio and Pascual hailed as Extempofest Champs
By: Ms. Melahnie C. Agraam
The Social Science and Language Units sponsored a joint extemporaneous speaking contest as part of the kick–off activities slated for the Humanities celebration on November 25–26, 2016. The November 15 contest saw students from Grades 7–10 battling it out to be this year’s best in public speaking skills.
Champaca’s Avita Manio won Best Speaker in Category A, adding to Team Sultan’s roster of winnings. For Category B, Betina Pascual of Grade 10–Gluon was adjudged Best Speaker and earned the same for Team Lakan.
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Sultan Bantay–Lahi dominates Word Wizards 2016
By: Ms. Melahnie C. Agraam
In celebration of November as the Humanities Month, the Language Unit organized a series of quiz bees to enrich students’ language and literary skills.
Round 1 was held on October 26, 2016 with Team Sultan’s 40 points conquering the initial team standings as Lakan Tanglaw–Diwa trailed closely behind with 36 points. The mini events included a Rebus segment, a pronunciation bee, an all–Filipino quiz bee, and the boggles round.
Round 2 was held on November 2 featuring a no–holds barred literary quiz bee. Team Sultan sealed their 74–point victory with a close fight against Datu Bigkis-Lahi’s 73 points. Team Lakan fared well enough to score 69 points overall.
Victors from Team Sultan were led by Spica students Enrico Salvador and Cedric Catacutan, with members that included Ruby freshmen Greg Agustin and Ianna Cariño, Champaca sophomores Carl Mamuri and Avita Manio, Einsteinium juniors Trigger Balitang and Zam Saddul, and Graviton seniors Joana Biado and Lou Gunayon.
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Duque is first Pinoy to receive Da Vinci Science Award and Scholarship
With her exceptional potential to excel in science and technology, Grade 11 Hannah Keren Duque was conferred the prestigious Da Vinci Science Award and Scholarship by ASEAN Center for the Gifted in Science (ACGS) based in South Korea.
The award is given to students who exhibit an extraordinary potential to excel in science and technology careers. It was first for the Philippines and for Philippine Science High School System.
The award was conferred by Dr. Sang Chun Lee, Chairman of the ACGS at the Apsara Palace Resort Conference Center, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia last October 28, 2016 during the awarding ceremony for the 71st ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST-71), 9th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology (IAMMST-9) and related meetings.
Duque was a part of the Philippine Team who placed 2nd overall during the ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey last June 12,-18, 2016 at University of the Philippines – Los Banos Campus.
Duque and Teo Siang Jun of Brunei Darussalam were selected from the pool of contestants during the APTJSO joined by 28 teams, each composed of three high school students aged 13-15, from ASEAN countries, as well as from China, Chinese Taipei, Korea and Sweden.
During the competition, each of the participants was observed and evaluated based on individual performances in the poster presentations, laboratory skills assessment and project pitching.
Duque received a plaque of recognition, medal, certificate and monetary prize. She was accompanied by Mrs. Genalyn Alice R. Viloria, her coach, Atty. Elmo T. Duque, her father, Dr. Fortunato T. Dela Pena, DOST Secretary, Dr. Rowena Christina Guevarra, DOST Undersecretary and other DOST officials.
The event was hosted by no less than H.E. Dr. Cham Prasidh and the Undersecretary of State of Minister of Industry and Handicraft of Cambodia.
According to Dr. Lee, it was just the second time that the award was conferred and the first awardees were from Singapore and Indonesia.
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Philippine Yuh Chiau School revs up in Average, Difficult rounds to clinch Pisay Quiz Show Finals 5.0
by: Mr. Harold V. Gallo
Capitalizing on a strong average and difficult rounds of the fifth edition of Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus – Quiz Show, Philippine Yuh Chiau School of Cabatuan, Isabela, copped the title.
The trio of Joaquin Adrien Ong, Jim Allyson Nevado and Precious Nevado scored 83 aggregate score highlighted by a lone mistake in the Difficult round. The Average and Difficult rounds were pivotal for the champions as they flexed their will past the other contestants.
The winning triumvirate of Ong and Nevado siblings were the only one to hurdle the 20-point-marker in the Average Round and managed to sustain their momentum in the payoff round.The Difficult Round is a show of pure brilliance as the champions committed a lone mistake in 10 questions, and padded the cushion toward the finish line. Coach Marietess Cafirma’s ward scored 14, 24 and 45, respectively in three rounds to run away from the second placer, University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao, scoring 61 points.
Team USLT composed of Zio Vela, Maria Dominique Beltran and Juan Carlos Pajarillo, was a one of the two wildcard contenders from the Division Eliminations held last September 24 at various testing centers.
Trailing at third place was Tuguegarao West Central School which comprised Chanelle Louize Mabborang, Lloyd Asley Sibbaluca and Corvin Rhys Casa piling 59 points.
Tuguegarao East Central School and Cauayan City School of Excellence, Inc. were the fourth and fifth placers, respectively.
The Quiz Show is a yearly endeavor of PSHS-CVC as an outreach activity for the National Competitive Examination applicants.#
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