by: Harold V. Gallo
Sophomore scholar Christlen Carlo L. Olivares went home with the first runner title after losing by a point in the Provincial Tourism Quiz Show at the Ammungan Hall, Provincial Capitol, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya last Sept. 16, 2014.
Olivares advanced in the Final Round after scoring 13 of 20 questions and ranked 3rd behind the contestants of Saint Loius School and the eventual champion Nueva Vizcaya State University – High School, Bayombong, respectively in the written preliminaries.
In the Final Round, Olivares was denied the title with a heartbreaking one point debacle against NVSU’s contender.
NVSU bagged first place scoring 14 point, Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus clinched second place amassing 13 points and Saint Mary’s University garnered third place tallying 12 points.
“We did not defend the title but there is always a next year. For a first timer like Christlen, I’m already happy with second place finish”, commented coach Christine Ordinario.
Olivares received a medal, a certificate of recognition and a Php200.00 cash prize.
The quiz bee featured written Elimination Round where six students were chosen from 45 provincial contenders to compete in the Final Round.
Enthemed, “Tourism and Community Development”, the competition is a part of the National Tourism Week celebration. #