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.
With a total of 65 points garnered in different individual and group events, PSHS BRC was declared as the overall champion of te 4th Congressional Secondary Schools Press Conference 2016 last October 12.
The said event was held at San Jose National High School with the theme, "Strengthening Freedom of Information through Campus Journlism."
In English category, winners include Andrei Jaluague (first place, feature writing); Sophia Mae Beso (first place, photojournalism); Paul Leander Borrega (first place, news writing); Guila Allesandra Bulalacao (second place, editorial writing); Kate Therese Noel (second place, science and health writing); Lawrence Christopher Bariso (fifth place, sports writing); Rochelle Sanares (fifth place, copyreading and headline writing); and Justin Conception (fifth place, editorial cartooning).
Meanwhile, the Filipino category winners were Emie Jenelle Asanza (first place, news writing); Stephanie Louise Molod (first place, photojournalism); Christina Joy Saludes (second place, editorial writing); Charlie Chris Dimaala (third place, feature writing); Denise Ibarondo (third place, sports writing); Jerome Imperial (fourth place, copyreading and headline writing); and Christine Maica Caneso (eighth place, science and health writing).
Aside from the individual events, Collaborative publishing teams for both English and Filipino category won first place.
The English team was composed of Hannah Fenina Estrella, John Kenneth Realingo, Jairus Ralf Bejer, Sophia Rodriguez, Nica Del Gallego, Mikaela San Ramon and Ian Jason Ebio.
Ariel Benjamin Olaes, John Dodi Cabug, Jude Steven Candelaria, Jeo Nicholas Zagada, Edrian Divinaflor, Noel Pitallano Jr. And Dona Aurora Leyretana made up the Filipino team.
Also, the Radio broadcasting team for English composed of Glenn Paolo Morales, Althea Mella, Justin Ashley Naval, Martha Jean Basilla, Duane Rivera, Geneva Israel and Jose Pocholo Dorongon won the first place.
The same goes for the Filipino team composed of Xavier Axl Roncesvalles, Jeremy Baluyo, Aian Anthony Baal, Grace Louchel Silvio, Angelica Primee Ador, Angelica Cielo Doctor and Patricia Noel.
The scholars with Mary Ann Templado, Jerry Noveno and Kemuel Joseph Buitizon as their coaches will move on to the division level to be conducted at Sipocot National High School on October 20-22, 2016.
“You are the future leaders of the country”
Emphasized campus director, Ms. Elsie G. Ferrer, as she addressed student leaders of this campus in the Leadership Camp and Training Workshop for Student Leaders 2016 last September 30 – October 1.
The said event, organized by Mr. Sevedeo Malate’s engineering class, aimed to teach the principles of drafting official documents and the Parliamentary procedure in conducting meetings.
Ferrer pointed out that in line with the school’s vision to be the leading science high school in the Asia pacific region, it is essential that scholars be equipped with leadership skills.
“[We aim for the] development of well-rounded individuals.” she added.
In her speech, Ferrer discussed her own three points on leadership which include the following: taking a position, being a good leader, and practicing good leadership qualities.
“Leaders start at the bottom.” Ferrer further said as she highlighted that President Rodrigo Duterte, the current head of state, also started as an SK official.
Ferrer ended her speech saying, “Always think of your country because you are scholars.”
Lectures such as writing proposals and communication letters by Ms. Mylene O. Joaquin SST III, financial reports by campus Budget Officer, Ms. Janeth A. Adan and “Role of Leaders” by campus Executive Assistant I, Mr. Jesus C. Ortinero, were conducted on the first day.
Team building activities were introduced the next day, followed by SSD Chief Dr. Joy Melga Olazo’s lecture about writing meeting minutes, and Mr. Jay P. Bassig’s Parliamentary procedure and writing resolutions.
In the afternoon, the participants divided in four groups conducted a demo of a Parliamentary style of meeting tackling different issues regarding the school.
The seminar ended with Mr. Malate’s closing remarks commenting on the success of the event.