Noveno, Bellen, outstanding school paper adviser and campus journalist; PSHS-BRC wins laurels in RSSPCWritten by jeavons
Mr. Jerry M. Noveno, the Bicol Scholar adviser, prevailed as the Outstanding School Paper Adviser defeating other aspirants in the Bicol Region. He won the said award after his laudable efforts and determination that contributed to the many awards and recognitions of the school paper and his leadership and contributions to the society as well. Ma.Khryster Lee M. Bellen, on the other hand, bagged the Outstanding Campus Journalist having been a consistent contestant in copy reading and headline writing, representing the school and even the Bicol region in the national press conference for four consecutive years. Bellen will again compete in the nationals comes April 2013 in Ormoc City. She is the campus’ paper editor-in-chief. Noveno and Bellen were awarded during the Regional Secondary Press Conference II held on February 6-8, 2012 at Tabaco National High School, Tabaco City.
Jan Camille Ozaeta also won 2nd place in the photojournalism English and that automatically made her a national contestant in the said event. The campus’s school paper, The Bicol Scholar was also recognized as the Best School Paper and Best in News Page. Arab-adab, on the other hand, the Filipino school paper, landed 8th in the Best School Paper category.
Other winners in the Regional Secondary Press Conference were the: Radio Broadcasting Team (Filipino), 2nd place, Radio Broadcasting Team (English), 3rd place and Collaborative Publishing Group (English), 3rd place.
As one of the main events of this three-day camp, the pageant showcased the talents and creativity of the scholars by crafting innovative and futuristic attire, by performing a theme-based talent show and by giving science-inspired concepts and responses.
For the female category, Ma. Yzabel Angel Palma, a Grade 7 student, bagged almost all of the awards that include, Best in Production Attire and Production Number, Best in Futuristic, Miss Photogenic. She finished second-runner up. Angelica Jao, a second year student, won the Miss Talent. The Miss Sci-Camp 3rd runner up was Jaina Escultura and Shaira Batalla was the first-runner up.
Sy grabbed the following awards; Best in Production Attire and Number, Best in Futuristic and Mr. Talent. Ryan Jericho Valdoria, a second year snatched the first runner up title; Ivan Fugnit, Grade 7 got the second runner up spot and Roy Manfred Gonzaga won the third runner –up title and the Most Photogenic.
The said event was sponsored by the Science Club Officers with Ms. Glaiza Reobilo as the adviser. The pageant was also graced by the faculty and staff and the parents as well.
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Scholars, Raymond Francis Dorutheo San Antonio and Lorraine Faye Sarmiento won the second place in the 2nd Biotechnology Quiz held at the Gateway Mall on November 29, 2012. The said contest was held in celebration of National Biotechnology Week.
Forty-three (43) high schools were competing in the first elimination round where seven PSHS campuses were included. In this round, San Antonio and Sarmiento gained 86 points making them the top scorer. Ten finalists faced off for the second round where the UP Rural High School got the 1st place with a cash prize of P35,000; PSHS-BRC landed in 2nd place with P30,000 cash and PSHS-CMC as 3rd place with P20,000.
The campus’ representatives were coached by Ms. Ma. Feliciana Benita M. Eloreta and Ms. Jona Lou L. Mesia.
The said event was sponsored by the department of Agriculture BIOTECH Program Implementation Unit, The Philippine Academy of Microbiology, National Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB-Diliman and Los Banos) and the Filipino Teachers Realizing the Importance of Biotechnology Education (FILTRIBE).
(Credits: Ms. Jona Lou L. Mesia and Ms. Ma. Feliciana Benita M. Eloreta)
UPLIFT is a project of the Philippine Science High School System, in partnership with DOST-SEI and DepEd. This is a training institute for 1,530 grade 7 DepEd teachers in three disciplines: Science, Math and English. PSHS-BRC, being one of the nine sites, will cater to 180 trainees (60 for each discipline), for the duration of the program. PSHS-BRC faculty will be tapped as resource persons and facilitators.
SCHEDULE and VENUE - UPLIFT (PHASE 2)
October 27-31, 2012
Philippine Science High School - Bicol Region Campus
Tagongtong, Goa, Camarines Sur
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PSHS-BRC snags another robotics accolade as two teams topped the Philippine Robotics Olympiad on September 5-7, 2012 at SM City North, Quezon City, earning a spot in the international competition.
Besting 82 other teams were third years comprised of Lourdes Marie Alvina, Vince Buerano and Jennelyn Zapanta. Coming in second were the seniors; Justin Daniel Belmonte, Dennis Roy Ojeda and John Angelo Manaog. These scholars competed in the robo soccer category.
Headed by Mr. Sevedeo J. Malate, the coach, the scholars will compete in the World Robotics Olympiad to be held this November in Malaysia.
by: Kristine Alvina
Sacrifices and efforts by the PSHS-BRC family prove fruitful as they claim major awards at the Ibalong Festival held on August 29, 2012 in Legazpi City.
Scholars were adjudged champion in costume and props, music and sound, street dance, ritual presentation, and the grand champion award. Ibalong dancers and participants were trained by Mr. Joel Reginales, Mr. Francis Barrio and Mr. Mark del Rosario. The PSU band and Tig-aw beaters also helped in the music and sound.
Students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni and the whole Pisay community have all contributed to the success of the school in the said festival.
By Claudette C. Cledera
To gain more knowledge and skills in Botany and Forestry, the Plant Science elective class of the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus went on an ecological trip to Consocep Mountain Resort/Falls in Tigaon, Camarines Sur last August 17.
The group was lead by their elective adviser, Ms. Jona Lou L. Mesia, and was accompanied by four other members of the PSHS faculty, Mr. Mark Anthony del Rosario, Mr. Jeavons Pablo Mesia, Mr. Tom Jordan Secundo, and Mr. Chinkee Lim. Seven foresters were also sent by the Camarines Sur Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), headed by Mr. Ariel Tuyay, to serve as the guides and resource speakers of the activity.
The group left at around 7 in the morning for the 45 minute drive from Goa to the entrance of the site. The main area was reached through trekking the 1350-step trail.
After arriving in the area, Ms. Mesia started the program with a word of thanks a talk from Mr. Tuyay regarding the Mt. Isarog National Park, followed by the awarding of the certificates of appreciation to the foresters. Then, the group went trekking, visiting the three falls within the vicinity of the resort.
The first was the “Kawa-kawa” falls, found at the main area, and named for its shape which resembles a kawali or frying pan. The next destination was the “Bulalakaw” falls. It was called “Bulalakaw”, meaning a “shooting star”, because of the impact and rapid fall of its water. Last but not the least was the “Tumaguite” falls, a tourist favorite because of its view. “Tumaguite” means “drizzle”, implying that the water coming from the falls are like droplets of rain.
The foresters took samples of notable specimens found around the area and took down notes for the lecture later on.
Subsequently, the team took lunch, and the students and teachers were given time to swim and explore the “Kawa-kawa” falls further. Afterwards, the Mr. Francis Florece, CENRO forester, conducted a lecture on the specimens collected.
11 leaves were identified using their local names: the Alawihao, White Lawaan, Red Lawaan, Pipi, Bayag-usa, Pulp wood, Mala-santol, Takip-asim, Antaon, Agislaw, and Utuay. Two barks were also taken and identified as the Amugis and the Saramisin.
Besides the identification of the specimen, the foresters explained the laws and programs protecting Mt. Isarog, including PNoy’s 6-year National Greening Program (NGP). The Plant Science class aims to help in this program which aims to add more of the local species to the vegetation of Mt. Isarog.
The restoration soon followed, and the group left the resort at around three in the afternoon.
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By: Kristine Alvina
Scholars bring home the bacon after competing in the annual grand street presentation as part of the Ylau Raya Festival on August 10, 2012 in Tigaon, Camarines Sur.
Dancers of the school showed off in the street presentation that celebrated the Ibalong theme. The school won first runner up which also counts as second in best choreography and also won the best costume award.
Said presentation was conceptualized by Mr. Joel Reginales with the help of Mr. Francis Bario, Mr. Mark del Rosario and Mr. jay Bassig who trained the instrumentalists.