by: Dianne Joyce Matic
Editor In-Chief, The Pisay Explorer

Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus lauded its scholars who exemplified excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities during its 17th Recognition Day held last May 20, 2016 at SMU Tonus Gym, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

Eighty eight (88) scholars made it to the Director’s List where 23 were Grade 7s, 36 Grade 8s, 14 Grade 9s and 15 Grade 10 scholars.

Additionally, 10 perpetual DLs emerged from the Grade 7, meanwhile 5, 2 and 7 scholars from Grades 8, 9, and 10, respectively.

Engineer Charleston Dale Ambatali of PSHS CVC Batch 2011 and UP Diliman Batch 2016, who ranked second during the ECE 2016 board exams, graced the event as the guest speaker.

Ambatali delivered a speech about his own high school and college struggles and discussed how those experiences enabled him to achieve what he has become now.

Furthermore, Edrian Paul Liao, Top DL of the freshmen, received the DOST YES Gold Medal Award and Mark Ely Namoro, Fusion Core Group President, obtained the PSYSY Excellence in Youth Science Leadership Award.

“I want to prove that any kid can do all these things with just intelligence and hard work,” Liao proudly expressed when asked about his accomplishments.

Natatanging Lingkod Parangal was given to Karlo Alonzo Guiang for serving as the Supreme Student Government President during academic year.

Along with Guiang, other Lingkod Parangal awardees included Namoro, Jarius Redmar Garcia, Aika Fritz Bejosano, Precious Jane Guerrero and Cyril Francis Wakit.

Grade 9 DL Beaver Sean Caraan said that “achieving is one thing but living up to that achievement is a different matter. It’s up to us, scholars, if we prove our self worthy of the awards we were given”.

Various citations were also given to a number of scholars who represented the school in division, regional, national and international levels.

The recognition was dubbed as DOTA: Day Of The Achievers.