34 Bicolano winners in international competitions; to receive DOST Youth Excellence in Science Awards
14 March 2017
For SY 2016-2017, thirty-four (34) Bicolano students have garnered Platinum (4), Gold (6), Silver (6) and Bronze (18) Awards in international Science and Mathematics competitions.
Four (4) awards [12th International Mathematics Competition – Singapore, 2016 China Primary Math Olympiad (CPMO) and 2016 International Mathematics Wizard Challenge (IMWiC) and 2016 Wizards at Mathematics International Competitions (WIZMIC)] and the thirty (30) awards (12th International Mathematics Competition – Singapore, 2016 CPMO, Young Inventors’ Challenge, and 2016 IMWiC) are in the grade school and secondary levels, respectively.
On 14 March 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Kanzo Hall & Restaurant, Peñaranda Drive, Legazpi City, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region V thru Dir. Tomas B. Briñas, Regional Director will award the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards to the thirty-four (34) international winners. The YES Awards consists of Gold Medals accorded by DOST-Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña represented by the Regional Directors during schedules of awarding ceremony throughout the country.
DOST through the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has institutionalized the YES Awards, a recognition system for young achievers in international Science and Mathematics competitions. It is implemented yearly to further motivate and inspire the Filipino youth to strive for excellence in the fields of Science and Mathematics.
Here are the student-medalists with their corresponding schools and awards in DOST-SEI recognized Science and Mathematics Competitions.
DOST V extends warmest greetings and congratulations to this year’s YES awardees, their parents and school officials. 2017 is a very lucky year for Bicol to have thirty-four (34) awardees, the highest so far. (Dr. P.O.Lucena/Engr. D.A.Peña, DOST V).