November 28, 2010 in Cordillera
By ALMA B. SINUMLAG
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Benguet provincial board approved on second reading a proposed resolution recognizing Benguet high school students who won the regional quiz bee and extemporaneous speech competitions.
Board Member Nelson Dangwa filed the said resolution commending the students from different high schools in the province for winning the quiz bee and extemporaneous speaking on green consumerism during their special session on November 17.
Vannelyn May Urbano of Bakun National High School won the first place and Manuel Poncial of Cordillera Regional Science High School placed third in the quiz bee. Jane Aprille Luis of Benguet State University (BSU) topped the extemporaneous speaking.
The resolution also recognizes the coaches and teachers for teaching and guiding the participants. The coaches include Gemma Longao of Bakun National High School, John Fangroy of Cordillera Regional Science High School and Cynthia Lubiton of BSU.
Dangwa said the province is honored to have such brilliant students. He added that it is but right for the provincial board to commend them for a job well done.
Dangwa also appreciated the students’ awareness about climate change. He explained that most high school students in the province are not very familiar with climate change. He added that the winner of the extemporaneous speaking has articulated on effects on climate change and the role of students like her to mitigate it.
Also, the resolution states that similar achievements in the future will be recognized.
The competitions were held at the University of the Cordilleras on November 4. # nordis.net