By Sheila Allong
Our Grade 11 student, Jyan L. Rubillar, bravely echoed her voice in four different categories (prepared speech, oratorical speech, table topics, and inspirational speech) against more than 70 high school and college students from thirteen (13) different countries in Asia and eventually emerged as the first-runner up in the online edition of the Asian English Speech Competition held from February 20 to 27, 2022.
The first round of the contest, which was held from February 13-16, 2022, was in the form of a prepared speech wherein the contestants were asked to submit a speech video based on the 2022 AEO theme, “Echo Your Forte”. Jyan’s speech was adjudged as among the thirty (30) well-performed recorded speech so she made it to the next round, which was an oratorical speech. This was held last February 25, 2022 and at this point, the participants were asked to create a speech based on a randomly chosen topic within 20 minutes time duration and then deliver such speech impressively and professionally within 7 minutes allowable time. Outstandingly, our representative was among the top 10 best oratorical speakers and thus made it to the semi-finals. The semi-finals held on February 26, 2022 was in a form of table topics or impromptu speech format wherein the topic was given on each participant’s turn by the selection committee and the participants were given 30 seconds to prepare their speech then deliver it within 2 minutes. Amazingly, Jyan got positive reviews from the selection committee and thus was chosen as among the top 5 winners and finalists. The five of them who made it to the finals were asked to give a 7-minute inspiring speech. The topic was only given after the announcement of the finalists and they had to deliver it the next day, February 26, 2022. Lo and behold, Jyan L. Rubillar got the second to the highest rank overall.
The Speech Competition is one the seven (7) events included in the Asian English Olympics (AEO) organized annually for ten years now by Binus University Jakarta Indonesia. AEO is one of the biggest and most anticipated annual English competitions in Asia for high school and university students. The participating countries this year include South Korea, Thailand, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Macau, among others.
Congratulations Jyan and to the coach, Ms. Jearvy R. Laňohan!
A woman, a Mindanaoan, a Pisay-SMC Alumna
DOC ‘GABY’ FLORES RANKS 4TH IN MARCH 2022 PHYSICIAN LICENSURE EXAM
Having a Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus alumna emerged as among the topnotchers of the March 2022 Physician Licensure Examination is indeed one very good reason enough to celebrate 2022 National Women’s Month.
Dr. Gabrielle P. Flores, fondly known as “Gaby” especially among her PSHS-SMC Class 2014 batch mates, ranked 4th with a rating of 87.83 based on the advisory posted by the Professional Regulation Commission last March 18, 2022.
The whole PSHS-SMC community is celebrating and is very proud of this achievement.
#FacetoFaceAgain: The Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus successfully passed the requirements set by the City Health Office (CHO), Davao City for the limited face-to-face learning method in secondary school. The campus has its pilot limited in-person (voluntary basis) classes with the Grade 12 scholars starting today, Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
The Grade 12 participants are fully vaccinated as verified and have complied with the required documents such as the signed parents' consent, medical clearance, and health declaration. Around 42 scholars attended the first day of in-person classes. They went through health checks. They were also required to wear a face mask at all times and to bring a health kit complete with sanitizer, an extra face mask, thermometer, medicine, etc. Prior to the in-person classes, the scholars had online meetings with the school heads and the Health Unit personnel who constantly reminded them to always observe social distancing and follow the health protocols.
The in-person classes are held only in the morning at the designated facilities like the Academic Building 2, auditorium, gymnasium, Chemistry, Research, and Computer Science Laboratories.
Likely, if things get even better and Covid-19 cases continue to plummet, Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus will resume regular in-person classes effective School Year 2022-2023 across all grade levels.
Dr. Lyre Anni E. Murao clocked her first day in the office as UP Mindanao’s new chancellor last March 1, 2022.
Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus couldn’t be more proud of this achievement as Dr. Murao is actually from PSHS SMC Batch 92 (Pioneers) and was in fact awarded as the Most Outstanding Alumni for her batch.
She is the sixth chancellor of UP Mindanao. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medical Science in Infection Research conferred by Nagasaki University, Japan. She earned her Master of Science in Microbiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her BS Molecular Biology degree from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Congratulations Chancellor Lyre Anni E. Murao! The whole Pisay-SMC is very proud and is in full support of you.
Under the leadership of the new Campus Director, Dr. Jonald P. Fenecios, Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus sustained and was awarded once again with the attestation for continued certification under ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System).
This was after remarkably exemplifying compliance to the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 recertification during the remote surveillance audit in all areas of academic and support services conducted by the SOCOTEC Certification Philippines, Inc. last October 11, 2021.
This zero-nonconformity is a humble testimony of the unwavering culture of excellence and strong team effort, dedication and hard work of all the faculty and staff of the campus headed by the Management Committee, the Quality Management Representative Ms. Carolyn Mae Solamo, the team of Internal Quality Auditors headed by Mr. Michael Casas, the Document Control Head Ms. Jocelyn Lope (FAD), Document Controllers Ms. April Joy Caboteja (CID) and Ms. Flor Maybelyn Rollon (SSD), and Independent Auditor Ms. Krishna Mie Zabate.
The Attestation was issued by SOCOTEC Certification Philippines, Inc. on December 14, 2021.
Congratulations! Stage 1 Qualifiers for RACE 2021!
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