Out of 42 participants from all over Region XI, the three Grade 11 representatives of Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao led and secured the top 3 ranks in the Regional Chemistry Olympiad held online last January 30, 2021 and thereby are the official delegates of the region for the upcoming National Chemistry Olympiad.

In the said event organized by the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines Southern Mindanao Chapter, David Mendoza ranked first followed by Taj Liam Banzon in the second place, and Elle Sue Jamayo in the third place.

Their coach, Mr. Le Grande Dolino said that he is proud that the students have done well and will move to the nationals.

He added, “More importantly, I hope our students will continue to pursue chemistry beyond high school and inspire others to do well in the field.”

The National Chemistry Olympiad will be on March 6, 2021 and the winners in the nationals will proceed to the International Chemistry Olympiad to be hosted in Japan. Ganbarou (Good luck) David, Taj, and Elle!