Holy Name University Basic Education Department science whiz gave pride to the region after clinching one of the top 20 slots during the Philippine Science Olympiad (PSO) National Eliminations held at St. Therese School, MansasaCampus of Tagbilaran City last September 9.
The event was organized by the Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs, a non-stock, non-profit national federation of science clubs who aims to promote public understanding of science, technology, environment, and camaraderie through a healthy academic competition.
The following grade six students emerged victorious in this year’s elimination: Jane Dominique Pacot, Keren Christel Calope and France Mariel Gablines.
Pacot, one of the science whiz, toppled other contenders from the region, icing her victory as the top scorer in the elementary level in the said quiz.
The grade 10 students,Angela Vera Batoy, Glaica Heart Castillo, and Art Vincent Jabines under the tutelage of Mrs. Mauricia S. Bapilaralso joined and emerged as the second runner up in the said elimination.
Teacher Celso V. Tabaranza , the grade school coach and Mrs. Sheila B. Alturas, the Science coordinator of HNU shared the good news regarding the positive outcome of the participants in the national eliminations.The grade school team was declared as one of the Top 20 elementary schools in the country who will compete on September 30 in Manila.
The efforts of Teacher Celso and Teacher Sheilawho painstakingly trained and guided the students, was all worth it.
Dr. Prisciano S. Legitimas, principal of the Basic Education Department, said in one of his announcements made in the department that HNU will continue its tradition of trailblazing excellence not only in the field of science but in other areas as well.
“These medals and certificates are our proof of HNU’s trailblazing excellence. This is just the beginning and we will continue to uphold the core values of HNU: excellence, integrity, social responsibility, servant leadership, and evangelization,” he said.
Preparation is now well underway for the team’s national competition. (Christine Abigail Andoy)