Ron Mikel Surara, a PSHS-BRC G9 scholar, bagged a Bronze Medal in the recently concluded 20th Singapore National Olympiad in Informatics hosted by the NUS School of Computing at the National University of Singapore on March 18, 2017.
He joined the Philippine Team with six members who all have won medals. Robin Yu (Xavier School) took home a gold, Andrew Ting (Xavier School) clutched a silver, together with Farrell Eldrian Wu (MGC New Life Christian Academy), while Franz Louis Cesista (Philippine Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus) and Kim Bryann Tuico (Manila Science High School) were also awarded with bronze medals.
The National Olympiad in Informatics is annually joined by students from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vitenam and the Philippines who have exemplary programming skills where they outdo each other in solving problems through computer programming.
John Rainer Joaquin, BRC Computer Science teacher, served as Surara’s coach. He expressed delight on the pride his student brought home despite his absence during the actual competition in Singapore after his wife gave birth to their first child the day they were supposed to leave for the competition.
Of the 36 competing teams from 20 schools all over the region, two teams of Pisay-Bicol scholars notched two of the three major prizes in the recently concluded 4th Inter-Junior High School Biosciences Quiz Bee on March 3, 2017 at the Ateneo de Naga University.
The team comprised by Simon Paul Salvatori Altar, Aaron James Libuit and Edrian Octavo bagged the championship. Meanwhile, the team of Hannah Fenina Estrella, Juchele Mhyene Sta. Isabel and Joshua Beltran emerged as 2nd –Runner Up.
The competition had two rounds. During the Elimination Round, the teams from PSHS-BRC got the first and second ranks qualifying them, alongside with eight other teams, to the Final Round which they dominated.
The winning PSHS-BRC teams -- together with their coach, Jona Lou Mesia (Biology Unit Head) -- were awarded with medals, trophies and cash prizes.
It was the fourth instalment of the said event but it was the first time that PSHS-BRC sent a team to compete. The Inter-Junior High School Biosciences Quiz Bee this year was sponsored by Biology Teachers Assoc. of the Phils. (BIOTA) Bicol Chapter; Ateneo de Naga University College of Science and Engineering Natural Sciences Department; Ateneo Biology Majors Organization (ANBIOM); and BANHI for Environmental Sustainability.
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Ron Mikel Surara, a PSHS-BRC G9 scholar, bagged the Bronze Prize in the recently concluded National Olympiad in Informatics at UP Ayala TechnoHub on February 18-19, 2017 earning him a ticket to the Singapore Informatics Olympiad comes March this year.
Prior to the finals, there was an online elimination open for all interested students from all over the country. Out of the 30 national qualifiers, seven were from PSHS Bicol Region Campus. Other scholars who have reached the finals are Justin Che Romero, Rae Gabriel Samonte, Jed Arcilla, AC Mabute, Hans Olaño and Johnbell De Leon.
The Informatics Olympiad is annually joined by students from all over the country who have exemplary programming skills where they outdo each other in solving problems through computer programming.
John Rainer Joaquin, SST III and coach of the BRC Informatics Team, expressed delight on this another national win following the previous years’ streak. They now barely have a month to prepare for the informatics competition in Singapore which will be on March 19, 2017.
PSHS – BRC has once more dominated the recently concluded Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge Division Elimination Round for Secondary Level this year on February 17, 2017 at Rodriguez National High School, Pili, Camarines Sur.
BRC scholars ranked first in all the four categories: Grade 7, 8, 9 and 10. The students who have competed are as follows:
John Angelo Oringo
Ralph Richard Yanto
Rania Maxine Savilla
Julyanne Gail Frilles
Adrian Richard Salazar
Rodel Exequiel Elep
Rafael Gabriel Basbacio
Janine Marie Oringo
Joseph Miguel Guerrero
The coaches who have trained and accompanied the scholars during the competition are Jennifer Magno (G7), Mary Jane Remiter (G8), Dr. Arnel Bermejo (G9) and Dr. Arniel Bare (G10), headed by Math unit head Ma. Linda Tres Reyes. Magno emphasized that in as much as the win is a sweet victory, there is no room for complacency as the Division Final Round is fast approaching. The date and venue of the Division Final Round is yet to be announced.
Three PSHS – BRC scholars will be representing the Bicol Region in the National Chemistry Olympiad comes May 2017. This is after winning the Regional Eliminations on February 4, 2017 at the Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus.
Fifteen participating schools from the six provinces of the region competed in the said regional eliminations. Rhunzted Cyrus Completo (Grade 11), Ian Jason Ebio (Grade 11) and Jan Francois Severo (Grade 10) ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Coach Alpha Rowena Pimentel, SST III, expressed how driven the team is because if they will win in the national eliminations, the team will represent the Philippines in the International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on July this year. This year will be the first time that the country is sending representatives in the said prestigious Chemistry tilt.
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After only two weeks of training, Pisay English TV broadcasting team swept three major awards in the recently concluded National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) 2017 TV Broadcasting Competition in Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur on January 22-25, 2017.
The team composed of seven scholars: Althea Mella and Justin Ashley Naval as news anchors; Geneva Israel as field reporter; Bruce Imperial as script writer; Kim Williame Lee, Jra and Marie Isabelle Padua as video journalists and editors; and Ariel Benjamin Olaes as executive producer and director, expressed their joy and surprise upon being hailed the 7th best high school TV broadcasting team in the country “since among the 18 competing teams from different Philippine regions, [they] were apparently the least prepared,” Olaes explained.
“When the Best Anchor and Best Reporter awards were announced and none from our team made it to the Top 7 of each category, we already lost hope,” Olaes responded when asked whether they were expecting the wins. “But one of us, Bruce [Imperial, who served as the script writer], was certain that we will win a place at least in the Best Script category, and indeed our script won as the 4th best,” he added.
Naval also expressed that they were already satisfied with the 4th place finish in the Best Script category and did not expect to win in any other category: “In fact, we thought we could already go home,” he quipped. “We were even laughing at the thought of expecting a Best Development Communication award [because] we were not that convinced with our output. So when it was announced that we won the first place, we couldn’t help going wild!”
Coach and The Bicol Scholar adviser, Kemuel Joseph Buitizon, explained that competing in the TV broadcasting event of this year’s NSPC was quite a challenge since he was only informed barely a month before the competition and had to compose a team abruptly since Pisay BRC has no TV broadcasting team in the past.
“It was the first time this event was competed in NSPC because it used to be a National Festival of Talents (NFOT) event competed by DepEd schools. We were actually disadvantaged since Pisay has never joined the NFOT before, but determination and passion made reaping awards possible for the team even if our skills, knowledge and experience were really way behind our competitors,” Buitizon explained.
Aside from the wins of the TV Broadcating team, Pisay’s official student publication in Filipino, Arab-Adab, has also reaped two awards in the Best School Paper contest, namely: 3rd Best Editorial Page and 6th Best Features Page. Mary Ann Templado, Arab-Adab adviser, received the awards.