NV redeems title in Reg'l Tourism Quiz
Pisay CVC wins gold for NV
by: Ms. Christine V. Ordinario
Redemption has finally come to the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, represented by Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus, as it emerged as the champion in the Regional Tourism Quiz held at the City of Ilagan Hotel and Convention Center on September 27, 2016.
Hailing from Pisay CVC is the 2016 Provincial Tourism Quiz champion, Christlen Carlo Olivares of X-Muon, who competed with five other contestants from the provinces of Cagayan and Quirino, and the cities of Cauayan, Ilagan and Tuguegarao.
Olivares was also last year's representative of Nueva Vizcaya in the regional level, but landed second to the contestant from Quirino General High School after losing in the tie-breaker round. This year, he made a fierce comeback as he copped the title and redeemed the championship that slipped through his fingers last year.
“I was so nervous at first because I know that I need to make redemption from last year's one-point deficit. But it was suddenly lost when I gained the lead during the latter half of the quiz bee. Even though I only had a day to prepare, I am very happy to finally get the regional title this year,” declares Olivares.
In the first half of the quiz bee, Olivares was safe at the second spot, with one point difference from his closest contender from Cagayan National High School. During the second half of the quiz with only ten questions remaining, Olivares was able to recover, finally edging out his closest rival until the last question with a two-point advantage, earning a total score of 15 points out of the 20 questions.
“PSHS-CVC's attempt to bring home the title this year was not easy. Christlen just came from the PSYSC Science Olympiad National Finals, and we were left with a very limited time to prepare for the Regional Tourism Quiz. But I have seen how passionate he was in our a-day-before-the-contest review session. I prayed to God not for Christlen to win, but for his efforts to be rewarded according to His divine will, and for victory to belong to the most deserving,” says Christine V. Ordinario, the perennial coach for the tourism quiz bee.
Olivares was awarded a certificate, freebies from the Department of Tourism, and Php7, 000.00.
The Regional Tourism Quiz is one of the activities conducted by the Department of Tourism Regional Office in celebration of the 2016 World Tourism Day with the theme “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility.” #
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Pisay-CVC team captures title in PSO reg’l elims, secures berth in nat’l finals
by: Mr. Asley Jan P. Gurat
Grade 10 triumvirate Christlen Carlo Olivares, Rench Emmanuel Consumido, Jose Benjamin Dela Cruz secured a spot in the national finals of the Philippine Society of Youth Science Club – Philippine Science Olympiad (PSYSC-PSO) after bagging the title in a quiz bee held at Isabela National High School, Ilagan, Isabela, Sept. 3, 2016.
Consumido scored the highest individual points of the competition.
The quiz bee, which aimed to choose the national qualifiers, was held simultaneously in sixteen (16) testing sites nationwide.
The victory qualified Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus’ team to the top 20 qualifiers to the PSO National Finals Bracket II slated on Sept. 24, 2016 at the University of the Philippines- Diliman Campus, Quezon City.
The Science Olympiad is one of the featured events of the National Science Club Month (NSCM) every September.
The inter-school competition includes elementary and high school students, who are members of science clubs affiliated with PSYSC, across the country.
Five hundred seventy-three (573) students for both elementary and junior high school participated in the simultaneous national eliminations in 16 testing sites nationwide.
The PSYSC, Inc organized the activity which was enthemed, “AGGRINNOVATE: Revolutionizing Agricultural Outlook for Sustainable Growth”.#
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PSHS-CVC defends Prov’l tourism quiz title
by: Ms. Christine V. Ordinario
For the second year in a row, Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus emerged as the champion in the Provincial Tourism Quiz Bee held at FTM Food Fiesta, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya on September 9, 2016.
Christlen Carlo L. Olivares of Grade 10-Muon bested 51 other contenders from the different schools in the province. As the provincial winner, he will be representing the province of Nueva Vizcaya in the Regional Quiz Bee in Ilagan City on September 27, 2016.
This year, the competition was composed of a written elimination and a final round. In the written eliminations, all the 52 contestants answered a 20-item test where students who got a score of 15 or higher qualified for the final round. Christlen, together with five other students, moved on and battled in the final stage.
In the final round composed of fifteen items, Christlen managed an early lead, making three points ahead of his competitors, with two items where only he was able to answer correctly. Towards the end of the final round, the other contenders were catching up, but his closest rival was short of one point to end up with a tie with him.
"I am so happy that I was able to defend my title as the provincial champion even though I only have a short amount of time to prepare," declares Christlen who just competed with a team and won in the PSYSC Science Olympiad six days before his tourism competition. "I'll try my best to get the regional title this year," he adds as he landed a point behind first place in last year's Regional Tourism Quiz Bee held in Maddela, Quirino.
"I am very proud of Christlen's second victory in this contest, but what brings me more pride is the fact that he exemplifies the ideal Pisayer, one who does not only excel in science and math but also in the humanities," quips Ms. Christine V. Ordinario, Christlen's coach.
Christlen received a certificate, a medal and Php3, 500.00. The contestants from Diadi National High School and Nueva Vizcaya State University-Bayombong Campus placed second and third place, respectively.
The Tourism Quiz Bee is an annual activity spearheaded by the Provincial Tourism Office in celebration of September as National Tourism Month. #
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Pascual is new SSG prexy
by: Dianne Joyce C. Matic
Grade 10 scholar Nicole Bettina Pascual claimed this school year’s presidency in the Student Supreme Government’s (SSG) election to lead the new set of officers.
“Youth leadership is important because it plays a vital role in developing character of teenager and it helps us to establish a network which would later help in making positive changes in the community,” said Pascual, the standard bearer of the CHABETS (Change Happens; Beyond Trustworthy Service) Party.
The newly elected officers are; President: Nicole Betina Pascual; Vice President: Beaver Sean Caraan; Secretary: Pere Maria Lucia Baricaua; Treasurer: Gracean Magundayao; Public Information Officer: Dianna Jean Daguro; Project Managers: Judel Lozada, Lynelle Ringor, Timothy Martin, Marinella Dennise Guzman.
“This year’s set of SSG officers will try to leave some mark, yung tatatak sa isip ng mga estudyante. We hope students and the faculty will have to look forward to new schemes in presenting our projects and services,” Heherson Tolentino, new SSG adviser, proudly stated.
He added that immersing students in the world of leadership will really empower them and give them the gate pass to come up with solutions to problems.
Tolentino also revealed that the new SSG administration aims to come up with constitution and by-laws to be ratified by all the students.#
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