TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, – Three students from Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas Campus who emerged as the overall champion of the 4th ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APT JSO) held at Tangerang, Indonesia were given recognition by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
The awarding ceremony to the Philippine team composed of PSHS-EV Campus students was one of the highlights of the 2015 Visayas Cluster Science and Technology Fair and Science Nation Tour at Ormoc City, Leyte. The students identified as Johan Castillejos, Ryan Roi Cayas and Honeylene Trinchera received their gold medals from Secretary Mario G. Montejo of DOST.
The students also bagged other awards in physics laboratory skills assessment, biology skills assessment, chemistry laboratory skills assessment, innovation laboratory skills assessment, field project presentation, poster presentation and best cultural presentation.
PSHS-Eastern Visayas Campus Director Reynaldo B. Garnace was very thankful for the support of the training team headed by Janeth Morata-Fuentes.
In his message, Secretary Montejo extended his warm congratulations to the school for having won in the competition for the 4th time in four years.
81 participants with 27 teams from fourteen countries joined in the competition.
The participating countries were Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sweden, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.
The ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APT JSO) is an annual educational event in the field of science and technology for the young students aged 13 to 15 years old.
Said event is designed specifically to develop the gifted and talented young individuals in the field of science and technology as well as nurture future scientists and engineers. (ajc/PIA-8)