Above photo shows our students-winners proudly displaying the Philippine flag and their medals, while photo below shows them with their PSHS mentor-chaperones, Dr. Yazon and Ms. Bonifacio; and Dr. Helen Caintic (in yellow Filipiniana) who coordinated the team’s participation in the Olympiad.
PSHS-Main Campus delegates to the 12th International Junior Science Olympiad 2015 (IJSO) held in Daegu, Republic of Korea, December 2-11, 2015, garnered bronze and silver medals.
The student-winners are Bon Leif Amalla (bronze), Nathan Ross Bantayan (bronze), Arthur Reiner De Belen (bronze), Albert Neil Dulay (silver), Lorenzo Gabriel Joquiño (bronze), and André Matthew Tayamen (bronze).
Dr. Jessamyn Marie O. Yazon, RPAD Chief and Ms. Carmela Bonifacio accompanied the students to Korea. Aside from Dr. Yazon and Ms. Bonifacio, special thanks also go to the science teachers who mentored them before the competition, namely: Mr. Efren Paz and Ms. Xandra Junio (Chemistry), Ms. Maria Veronica (Physics) and Mr. Felipe del Castillo (Biology).
The International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) is a major international academic competition held annually and the only international academic competition that covers physics, chemistry and biology at the same time. The competition is known for its intricacy as it requires a wide knowledge range in all three sciences. Top students from each country are selected to the competition and each get a chance to compete with their counterparts from across the globe. Two hundred forty nine (249) students from 43 countries joined in this year’s competition. (mrollet)