PSHS–CVC joins National Book Week celebration with “Knowledge shared; Knowledge gained”
By: Ms. Melahnie C. AGraam
The Book Week celebration commenced on November 14, 2016 with the simultaneous installations of fREADom boards at the Academic Building 1 Lobby and fREADom walls at the Library. School Librarian Mrs. Graziella Villa facilitated the awarding of certificates of recognition to the Library’s loyal patrons and certificates of appreciation to its generous donors.
Likewise, students enjoyed in the two–day book bazaar made in cooperation with the Library as partners Philippine Christian Book Store (PCBS) and National Bookstore displayed and sold a variety of reading and writing merchandise.
Meanwhile, books came to life as PSHS–CVC held the much–awaited Cosplay for A Cause on November 15–16. A colorful and interesting blend of contestants included cosplayers from all grade levels representing Philippine pop culture, Asian/ English-American/ European literatures and alternative literature.
Students reveled as they feasted their eyes and mind on characters from the Grade 7: Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara, Nathaniel, Ibarro and the Sangres of Encantadia, Lam-ang and Ines Cannoyan.
Grade 8 cosplayers brought to life Mineko Iwasaki and Cleopatra as well as popular characters from Naruto, Assassination Classroom, Aladdin and Kung Fu Panda.
The Grade 9 set proved to be even more promising with characters from popular series such as The Hunger Games and The Chronicles of Narnia, with Robin Hood and Pocahontas in tow.
The Grade 10 cosplayers featured Belle, the Seven Dwarves, Winnie the Pooh and Greek Mythology’s mighty Achilles, the beautiful Helen of Troy and the fearsome Medusa.
Finally, the showstoppers from Grade 11 wowed the audience with the presence of popular horror figures Annabelle and Valak, trendsetting figures from Team Rocket, Cartoon Network’s HIM and the Power Puff Girls and a surprising treat from Majin Buu of Dragon Ball Z.
Watch out for the announcement of winners during the Awarding ceremonies of the Humanities celebration come January 2017.
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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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