Angela Claire R. Panes of I-Diamond won a bronze medal during the 8th International Math and Science Olympiad (IMSO) held on September 2-6, 2011 in Naga City.
The said competition, which was participated in by countries from Asia, Europe and South Africa, was divided into three rounds.
The first round required the contestants a short answer; 2nd round, essay; and 3rd round, exploration.
Another freshman, Mary Joyce Funtanar participated in the mentioned contest.
Christoper Jan B. Landicho, a fourth year student of the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus (PSHS-BRC) won a silver medal in the 5th International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) held in Modena, Italy last September 5-14, 2011.
Landicho, along with other students from Philippine Science High School – Diliman, St. Jude Academy in Manila, Aquinas University Science High School, represented the Philippines in the said competition.
It could be noted that this is the third time that the school’s representative won a medal. The first two bronze medals were brought home by Gio Elegado of Batch 2010 and Patrick Leo Rebato of Batch 2011.
Pisay is finally back to WRO.
Making it back to the limelight, three juniors of the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus (PSHS-BRC) topped the “Robo-soccer” category during the Philippine Robotics Olympiad held on September 5-7, 2011 at SM North EDSA, Quezon City.
The third year students were: Justin Daniel C. Belmonte and Rasty M. Rastrullo, III-Platinum, and Iran Brotamonte of III-Beryllium.
Mentioned winners received medals and certificates after defeating four other teams all over the country.
Robo-soccer is open to interested teams with members of ages 11-18 years old.
Said students will compete in the World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) on November 2011 at Abu Dhabi, UAE.
“Thank you to everyone for our success, to our coach, our classmates in Robotics, and of course to God,” Justin Belmonte quipped.
Other students who joined and were qualified as finalists were: Pauleen Bea M. Labastida, Xena Mikaela Cledera,and Arexius Vico N. Balde, for one team which ranked 5th ; and John Angelo C. Manaog, Dennis Roy T. Ojeda and Robert Christian D. Labalan, for another team that ranked 7th in the “Stair Climber” competition.
Said undertaking was in line with the 10th Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO).
Khryster Lee Bellen
PSHS-BRC faculty, staff join in “Drag-on-Boat” gab
Breaking in from the usual dragon boat competitions held on water, the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus (PSHS-BRC) faculty and staff joined in the Drag-on-Boat race held on land last September 1, 2011 at the school’s auditorium.
Said activity was in line with the 11th Civil Service Anniversary which seeks to honor the people served by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
Away from their daily routine, the school’s workforce was divided into two groups, A and B, which competed in the games during the said event.
In cited Drag-on-Boat contest, team A won by a 9.8 second-lead from Team B. The race was conducted by three pushers at the back, four paddlers on its sides and a drummer in front.
Aside from Drag-on-Boat, the teams also vied for the basketball and volleyball championships. Team A ended up as victor in both events.
A fun run kicked off the event participated in by the faculty, staff and interested students.
In her opening remarks, Ms. Elsie G. Ferrer, Campus Director, emphasized the significance of responsible and excellent workers for the progress of the nation.
The theme for the undertaking was “Championing R.A.C.E.: Public Service Excellence at Full Speed.”
Khryster Lee Bellen
The Bicol Scholar, the official school publication of the Philippine science High School – Bicol Region Campus (PSHS-BRC), grabbed the “Best Feature Page”award and was dubbed as the sixth best school paper in the country during the 2011 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) held at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, April 11-15, 2011.
Alongside with the distinction, Mr. Jerry M. Noveno, adviser of said publication, received a trophy and a certificate of recognition.
The Bicol Scholar was included in the Bracket A category in which, publications should be in tabloid size with 16 pages and above.
Said winning feature page depicts the different tourist spots throughout the region.
It could be noted that The Bicol Scholar is the only school paper from Bicol Region to get an award in the national group contest category.
(Khryster Lee Bellen)
Upon the opening of school year 2011-2012, the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus’s enrolment increased from 310 to 331, thus rising by 6.8%
Ninety were from the first year wherein all slots were filled in.
Among the 90 freshmen, 62 were principal passers while 28 entrees as alternate passers.
The highest number of entrants was from Camarines Sur with 36; Albay 24; Sorsogon, 14; Camarines Norte, 5; and Masbate, 3.
Other first year students came from provinces outside Bicol like Occidental Mindoro, Quezon Province and Metro Manila.
Among the other students, 90 were from second year with one lateral entrant; 3rd year, 74; and 4th year, 77.
During the orientation held on June 5, 2011, matters on academics, dormitory rules and others were discussed.
The Philippine Science High School has a core curriculum which aims to develop the scholar in all disciplines. Students experience a common freshman year, with a demanding English and Mathematics curriculum, and exposure to Earth Science and Technology Preparation. The students then go through a process that allows them to follow either a science stream or a technology stream.
The streaming courses are given through electives in the second through fourth year. The core courses are taken by all students.
The core curriculum is packed with science and mathematics courses, allowing the student to maximize their potential intellectual skills. This is balanced by rich humanities course offerings which foster the full growth of each individual personality.
The science and mathematics subjects are generally advanced. Each year starting in the second year, the students take Biology, Chemistry and Physics as separate subjects. Computer Science is offered in all year levels.
Two scholars prevail in monthly finals
By Sheena May B. Briagas
After their rousing victory in the weekly finals on Oct. 30, two students from the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus dominated the monthly finals of the Memo Plus Gold IQ Challenge 2010: The Quest for Bicol’s Best Quizzers at the LCC Mall Activity Center, Naga City, November20.
Said students were Christoper Jan Landicho and Kenneth Anthony Roquid, third- and fourth-year students, respectively, and were coached by Mathematics teacher Mr. Arniel Bare.
The duo posted 31 points to defeat St. Louise de Marillac School of Pili with 23 points and Milaor High School, which had 17 points.
The monthly finals win earned for the duo the chance to compete in the semifinals on February 14, 2011. A semifinal win will bring the team to the grand finals on February 19, 2011.
Started on October 2, the educational quiz show is sponsored by the People’s Broadcasting Network, Inc. (PBN) and Memo Plus Gold.
2 scholars qualify for NSPC 2011; Noveno voted third best school paper adviser of Bicol
Two scholars of the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus won in their respective events during the Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC) at Marcial O. Rañola Memorial School (MORMS), Guinobatan, Albay, Nov. 9-12, 2010.
Said students were Kendra Ivana Sy, associate editor of The Bicol Scholar, and Ma. Khryster Lee Bellen, news editor, who garnered first place in photojournalism (English) and copy reading and headline writing (English), respectively.
In addition to their feats, Jayson Sime Jeremias placed fourth in copy reading and headline writing (Filipino), while both the English and Filipino radio broadcasting teams of the school were fourth runners-up.
By Ma. Khryster B. Bellen and Shaira A. Carino
JULLIANE MOIRA SY of the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus class 2007 was chosen Dangal ng Bayan Awardee for Academic Excellence and Humanitarian Services by the Consumers League of the Philippines Foundation (CONPHIL), Inc.
The distinction was in line with the organization’s 10th Consumer’s Choice and Dangal ng Pilipinas Annual Awards on Nov. 27, 2010 at IRWIN Theater, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Road, Quezon City.
Sy, along with the other awardees, was selected based on the criteria that were set such as: educational background, leadership, professional practice, career growth, valuable service given to consumers, humanitarian services, and other recognitions and commendations received.
VINCE VITTORIO TURIANO of I-Diamond topped the public speaking event in this year’s University of the Philippines (UP) Harong Academic Festival on October 27-30, 2010 at the Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City.
Turiano dominated the said event with his impromptu speech on the role of the government in preserving the environment.
By Ma. Khryster Lee B. Bellen
THE PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL – BICOL REGION CAMPUS, WHICH HAS become a formidable institution of learning not only in Bicol but in the entire country as well,is celebrating its 12th year of foundation, today, October 29, 2010.
Alongside the celebration is the conduct of presentations of each class, which aim to showcase the achievements of the campus in its 12 years of providing quality education to hundreds of Bicolanos and even scholars beyond Bicol’s geographical boundaries.
By Ma. Khryster Lee B. Bellen
PATRICK LEO REBATO, FOURTH YEAR STUDENT OF THE PHILIPPINE SCIENCE HIGH School – Bicol Region Campus won a bronze medal at the close of the International Earth Science Olympiad held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from September 18 to 25, 2010.