By: Shaira P. Daludado
Cedric John Marc P. Catacutan and John Paolo A. Lumanlan, Grade 10 students of Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus snatched 3rd Place amoung 93 participants of the Philippine Robotics Olympics (PRO) held in SM North Edsa on September 9–11, qualifying them to join the World Robotics' Olympics (WRO).
Catacutan and Lumanlan, who composed of CVC's Team A of the Treasure Hunt Category, ranked 13th in the preliminaries.
However, they garnered 70 and 20 points in the final round putting them to 3rd place.
The victory gave them the opportunity to represent the Philippines in the WRO 2015 to be held in Doha, Qatar this November, 2015.
Among the other participants were Reymar Melchor M. Tutaan and Jane Guerrero (10th graders), CVC's Team B who grabbed 11th place in the preliminary round and were also finalists of the PRO.
Mr. Jenshiam Balgua stated that working with the team was unproblematic and he also talked about the possible advancements they look forward to.
"We are ought to learn the EV3 Platform in order to leverage its advanced capabilities para magkaroon sila ng mas malaking winning chances at more fighting edge sa World Competition," quoted coach Balgua.
Tutaan labeled their coach as "a very, very dedicated coach and teacher".
In the last ten years, this is the first time that a team of PSHS–CVC will compete in the WRO.