DIPOLOG CITY, July 4 (PIA) - - Two students from Sergio Osmena National National High School, Zamboanga del Norte bested other contestants from the different public schools in the province to emerge as champion in the recently-concluded 2018 Provincial High School Environmental Quiz Bee.
The tandem of Janssen P. Elopre and Jamaica Maghanoy of Sergio Osmena NHS garnered a total of 20 points to top the final round. Anne Margarette. A. Cabalida and Ringo Santa Ana of Zamboanga del Norte National High School bagged the second place with Clara J. Alosbanos and Kyle S. Bayawa of Sindangan NHS winning third place.
For their feat, Sergio Osmena NHS received P5,000.00 cash, trophy and medal as first prize. ZNNHS received a cash prize of P3,000.00 and a medal and Sindangan NHS with a cash prize of P2,000.00 and a medal. Winning schools also got a trophy.
The environmental quiz held at the PENRO Office, Sta. Isabel, Dipolog City on June 26 was participated by 19 public schools in Zamboanga del Norte.
According to DENR-PENRO Planning Officer II Ms. Maribel G. Acama, it was one of the major undertakings of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO) in celebration of Philippine Environment Month in June.
This year's Environment Month carries the theme, "Beat Plastic Pollution. If you cannot reuse it, refuse it." (ALT/ATR/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)