by: Jennilee T. Abrenica
If we have what we call “Lucky 13”, the Don Ramon E. Costales Memorial National High School – Senior High School Department coaches tagged their fifteen (15) students “Blessed 15” during the 15th National Science Quest held on February 9-11, 2018 at Teacher's Camp, Baguio City because all of them brought home numerous awards in different contests.
Here are the names and awards of the students in different contests held on the second and third day:
Science Impromptu Speaking (English) – First Place - Lance Al Francis S. Daniel
Science Impromptu Speaking(Filipino) – Third Place – Marc Lawrence O. Frias
Science and Mathematics Trail (Group) – First Place – Lyka S. Mopas & Arabella Marie H. Pinpinio
Catherine Angela D. Olivar & Justine Sicily A. Torralba
Sci-Writing (Filipino) – Second Place – Leopoldo Jr. R. Dirilo
On-the-Spot Painting (Teacher Category) - Third Place – Mr. Jan Darell C. Casuncad
On-the-Spot Painting (Student Category) – Fourth Place – Raymond G. Rabara
Polynomial Damath (Grade 12) – Fourth Place – Jassem C. Sabado
Polynomial Damath (Grade 11) – Fifth Place – Clint Shane Angelo D. Olivar
Mathematics Quiz – Second Place – Lyka S. Mopas
Sixth Place – Arabella Marie H. Pinpinio
Sci-Spelling Bee (Individual) – Fourth Place – Jexeen Ryna M. Cortez
Fifth Place – Ian R. Yadao
Seventh Place – Minindy B. Quirona
Sci-Spelling Bee (Group) – Fifth Place – Jexeen Ryna M. Cortez, Minindy B. Quirona
Ivan John Henri M. Nicolas & Jeremy A. Mira
Poster Making Contest – Participants - Ivan John Henri M. Nicolas & Jeremy A. Mira
The students were coached by their SHS Science teachers: Mr. Jan Darell C. Casuncad, Mrs. Jennilee T. Abrenica, Ms. Loribelle B. Ancheta, Mr. Eddie Jr. G. Barrozo, Mrs. Rogelyn S. Flores, Mr. Richard M. Natividad, and Mrs. Emelda G. Sicuan under the leadership of Dr. Rowena Lea G. Moreno, School Principal IV and Mr. Ramon V. Estrada, SHS Asst. Principal II.
The DRECMNHS SHS Team was also supported by the Municipality of Villasis headed by Mayor Nonato S. Abrenica, through financial assistance amounting to Fifteen Thousand Pesos (Php 15,000.00) for the registration of the 15 students. Other benefactors include the Sangguniang Bayan Members, Dr. Villamor Jr. O. Comilang, Dr. Gloria A. Liberato, Engr. Vida Joy Mina-Abrenica, Dr. Rose Arcalas, Ms. Maribel Ang & Mr. & Mrs. Armelita Tan.