By: Jessamine V. Bariuan, DOST-CALABARZON
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNAStudents from different schools all over CALABARZON were once again awarded by DOST-CALABARZON and DOST-SEI in their annual recognition program, the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards last March 22, 2019.
Dr. Lydia S. Manguiat, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Operations of DOST-CALABARZON, welcomed this years student awardees and highlighted the rising number of students being awarded for winning international contests every year. This is a good sign that the schools administrators are supporting their students in nurturing their talent and skills in the field of math and sciences.
Medals and certificates were awarded to all the students who came with their parents and school representatives. A total of 64 schools (Cavite- 26, Laguna-15, Batangas-19, Rizal- 2, and Quezon-2) and 202 students were recognized in the ceremony.
Academia de Julia Victoria of Cavite
Ashtonville School Inc.
Cavite National High School
Cavite National Science High School
Child Development and Guidance Center
Dasmariñas II Central School
Dasmariñas Elementary School
De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute
De La Salle University Dasmariñas
Divine Light Academy Molino
Elizabeth Seton School-South
Emilio Aguinaldo College Cavite
Imus National High School
Imus Pilot Elementary School
International British Academy
Malagasang II Elementary School
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School- Gen. Trias Campus
Santiago Elementary School
V. Montessori Imus
Edward Integrated School Imus Campus
Francis Assisi College- Bacoor Campus
Paul College Island Park Inc.
Tagaytay City Science National High School
The Palmridge School
University of Perpetual Help System Dalta- Molino Campus
Vel Maris School Inc.
Ann Arbor Montessori Learning Center- Biñan
Calamba Elementary School
Colegio San Agustin- Biñan
De La Salle Integrated School Laguna Campus
Emmanuel Christian School
Jose P. Rizal Memorial School
Montessori House of Learning
Morning Star Montessori School- Calamba
Morning Star Montessori School- Los Baños
San Pablo City Science High School
Santa Rosa Elementary School Central III
Santa Rosa Science and Technology High School
Xavier School- Nuvali
University of the Philippines Rural High School
Canossa Academy-Lipa City
De La Salle Lipa Integrated School
First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH)
Inosloban Marawoy Elementary School
La Milagrosa School of Batangas Inc.
Lipa City Science Integrated National High School
Montessori East Tanauan
Our Lady of Caysasay Academy
Philippine Science High School- CALABARZON Campus
Paul College Balayan
Philomena Academy of Lipa, Inc.
Stanford School of Batangas
Tomas South Central School
Stonyhurst Southville International School - Batangas
Stonyhurst Southville International School - Malarayat
Sunhill Montessori Casa
Tangway Elementary School
La Salle College Antipolo
International School for Better Beginnings
Quezon Science High School
Again, as part of the program, testimonials from a student and their parent is held. This years student sharer is Sean Y. Jang, a grade five student from Elizabeth Seton School-South in Cavite. Sean won a silver medal in the 14th International Mathematics Competition in Singapore, a silver and a bronze team award medal in the 5thChallenge for Future Mathematicians, and a bronze medal in the 2018 Australian Mathematics Competition. In his testimonial, he shared his experiences during his journey on the contests he took part inhow he faced each contest with nervousness and excitement, and the pride he felt as he won these competitions. Finally, he thanked all the people who supported him throughout his journey in pursuing his passion.
Seans testimonial was followed by his mother, Miss Mariechu Yap, who shared her inspiring story to the guests and participants. Mariechu recalled the challenges and hardships of being a single mother who supports her four children. As a giveaway to all the parents, she said, The path to success is not paved in gold, there will be potholes and detours. So we need to be persistent and adapt to any recourse and challenges that comes along the way. Finally, the program was concluded by Mr. Bernard L. Soriano, the Assistant Regional Director for Finance and Administrative Operations on DOST-CALABARZON.