by Fe O. Ingles
The Don Ramon E. Costales Memorial National High School Science Team attended the 15th National Science Quest conducted by the Association of Science Educators in the Philippines (ASEP) on February 9-11, 2018 at Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City. The competitions aimed to promote academic excellence in Science and to create camaraderie and sportsmanship among learners and coaches.
This Science Quest was attended by elementary and secondary schools from all over the country. As such there were so many contestants in every event. They did not hinder the determination of our students to win in their respective categories/events.
The Science Team reflected the school’s endeavour to improve the Scince-based education curriculum. Besting out other competing public high schools, DRECMNHS garnered 1st place in Impromptu Speaking Filipino Category by Jet R. Toralba, Grade 10 SSC and coached by Mrs. Fe O. Ingles. Likeweise, DRECMNHS took another honor when Harold Francis Castaneda, Grade 7 SSC landed 1st place in Spelling Bee Grade 7 category and coached by Korina Milue C. Peher.
Jet R. Toralba earned another award by winning 6th place in Science Quiz Bee Grade 10 category and was coached by Mr. Francis R. Orallo. Another student, Ted Fredrix, Grade 9 SSC, trained by Mrs. Ma. Flor Quiming landed 5th place in Sci Spelling Bee Grade 9 category.
In the Group category, Jet R. Toralba, Ted L. de Gala and Harold Francis Castaneda took off 3rd place in Science Spelling Bee. Coaches were Mrs. Ma. Flor Quimimg, Korina Mileu C. Peher and Mrs. Francis R. Orallo.
The coaches also commended the other contestants namely Julia Isabel U. Zulueta, Hannah Alizah S. Ubaldo, Leafel Sison, KC Lorraine Bascos, Christopher Bayya and Justine Lustina, though they were not able to get awards, for giving their best in competitions.
Winning in the 15th National Science Quest showed the competency of Science teachers who were well supported by their Science Head, Dr. Evelyn C. Biay and their Principal, Dr. Rowena Lea G. Moreno.
Winning in the 15th National Science Quest gave honor and prestige to the Don Ramon E. Costales Memorial National High School, one of the performing schools in Pangasinan II.