Eight scholars prevailed in the recently concluded Division Math Quiz held on November 25, 2011 at Ocampo National High School, Ocampo, Camarines Sur.
Freshmen Mae Pursia Orbon and Sheree Bianne-tha Noleen Mendez , Sophomores James Benedict Janda and Philip Salvadora; Juniors Rasty Rastrullo and Pauleen Bea Labastida were declared first placers in Level I, II and III respectively. They will represent the division of Camarines Sur in the Regional Math Quiz.
Meanwhile, the duo of Christoper Jan Landicho and Alfred Jason Enaje won the second place for Level IV.
The contestants were trained by Ms. Mary Jane Mendevil, Ms. Ma. Linda Tres Reyes, Mr. Arniel Bare and Mr. Arnel Bermejo .
The writers of both the Bicol Scholar and the Arab-adab win in the 4th Congressional Secondary Schools Press Conference held on December 1, 2011 at San Rafael National High School, Tigaon, Camarines Sur. The one-day competition was participated in by campus journalists from the different schools in Partido area.
The first place winners were Arianne Pequeña (editorial writing, English); Allen Arteta (editorial writing, Filipino); Diosa Bernadette Retig (Newswriting, Filipino); Kendra Ivana Sy (Photojournalism, English); Pauline Marie Belmonte (photojournalism, Filipino); John Lawrence Euste (Sportswriting, English); Jan Nicolas Grageda(Editorial Cartooning, Filipino).
Jayson Sime Jeremias (Copy reading, Filipino), Julia Mae Casupang (News writing, English) and Kim Bryan Bertiz (Editorial cartooning, English) were second placers.
The third placers were Khryster Lee Bellen (Copy reading, English); Ma. Larisse Hernandez
( Feature writing, English) and Odilon Picaso (feature writing, Filipino).
The English and Filipino radio broadcasting were also first placers.
The winners were trained by Mr. Jerry Noveno and Ms. Erma Bue.
The Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus (PSHS-BRC) Robo – Soccer Team added another feather on the school’s cap as it placed 5th out of 56 teams from 38 countries in the 2011 World Robotics Olympiad (WRO) held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) last November 18-20.
The school’s team consists of: Justin Daniel Belmonte, Rasty Rastrullo and Iran Brotamonte, all junior students.
One of Thailand’s team grabbed the gold medal, followed by Egypt, 2nd; South Korea, 3rd; and Taiwan, 4th.
The competition started with all teams divided into tables with four of five groups in each. The robot who scores the highest number of goals against all its opponents on the table qualifies to the Top 32.
Same procedures were done in choosing the Top 16 and the Top 8.
In the final round, the PSHS-BRC delegation was defeated by the team of Thailand with a score of 13-8.
The bottom four in the final 8 was ranked aacording to the most number of goals scored in all the rounds, with PSHS-BRC placing 5th.
The team was trained by Mr. Sevedeo J. Malate.
By: Khryster Lee Bellen
The Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus celebrates its 13th Foundation Day on October 29, 2011.Seeking to strengthen its framework and promote comradeship among its scholars, faculty and staff, parents, and alumni, the Foundation day showcases different activities that involve the entire PSHS-BRC family.
Undertakings include: Pep Squad competition, Popular Dance contest and the Medical and Dental Mission.
The Pep Squad competition is a contest among the four batches with 30 members from each.
The Popular Dance contest, on the other hand, is a presentation of the parents from their respective districts. In this competition, parents show off their talents along with their costumes.
Said activity is annually conducted and scheduled on the semestral breaks of the colleges so that alumni can join the activities.
The Philippine Science High School- Bicol Region Campus (PSHS-BRC) will hold the Intramurals on October 25-27, 2011.
Mentioned undertaking will be highlighted by the 2011 Ms. PSHS-BRC Pageant, which will be participated in by three girls from each batch.
Said activity will include games in different sports namely: Basketball, Swimming, Futsal, Badminton, Table Tennis and Lawn Tennis; and board games like Chess, Scrabble and Game of the Generals.
Faculty and staff are also assigned to assist respective batches, as well as, play the games among themselves.
The championship will be received by the batch with the highest number of points from the victories in the games.
An annual event, the Intramurals seeks to harness the students’ skills in sports and take a break from the hectic schedule of both scholars and teachers.
by: Khryster Lee Bellen
Pisay Bicol scholars have successfully pulled off a Teacher’s Day program on October 5, 2011 at the Students’ Center, disguising the cards they made for their mentors as Values Education assignments.
The event was alive with intermissions presented by the talents of each batch. 2K15’s boys and girls danced and sung, respectively. The second years delivered a series of beautiful vocal presentations as did Batch 2013, the latter showing drumming expertise. The seniors danced and gave trivia about the teachers and ended their presentation with a message.
The teachers enjoyed themselves playing games organized by the Supreme Student Government (SSG), headed by Christoper Jan Landicho. The event was closed with a response message from the CISD Chief, Ms. Fely Buera. (Kristine Alvina)
In order to establish camaraderie among mentors in Partido District here in Camarines Sur, the PSHS-BRC through the initiative of Mr. Ricky S. Oropesa, a faculty and an Iron Man competitor, sponsored the first fun run dubbed as “Teach N’ Run” on October 1, 2011. This event is in connection with the World Teachers’ Day Celebration.
The said activity was participated in by more than a hundred teachers from Tigaon, Goa, San Jose, and Lagonoy Districts. The event was divided into categories of 3K, 5K and 10K. Top runners were acknowledged and recognized during the closing ceremony and were given cash prizes.
Ms. Elsie G. Ferrer, Campus Director, in her closing message thanked and congratulated the participants, the winners, the organizers and the sponsors as well. She also challenged the teachers from Partido State University to hold the second fun run by next year. (Al Christian Gobres)
The PSHS-BRC team, comprised of Christoper Jan Landicho (4th year), Raymond Dorutheo Francis San Antonio (3rd year), Jon Dave Pillejera (2nd year), and Joana Candice Borlagdan (3rd year) snagged the championship trophy coming off first among the nine competing teams from all over the country during the Geology Quiz held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City on October 1, 2011.
Two rounds were in commence – the first was an individual written test, topped consecutively by the school’s representatives; the second being an oral quiz, which was also eased through by the team.
The annual Geology Quiz is sponsored by the UP-Diliman Geological Society. The team was coached by Ms. Glaiza R. Reobilo, a faculty handling Physics and Earth Science subjects. (Kristine Alvina)
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.