Lianlen Joy G. Distor, Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus Alumna Batch 2018 (Sinagtala), recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Through hard work and determination, she managed to earn the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Biochemistry (American Chemical Society-certified track) and Minor in Biology.
She also garnered the following accolades:
- LMU University Honors program
- Ignatian EDLA Leadership Award
- Multiple semesters honors
- Science Research Fellowship Funding recipient
- Titration Competition Champion
- Global Scholarship Award Recipient
By Sheila Allong
It is a proud moment for Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus to announce that one of its alumni, Yyoni Xandria Marie Tiu of Batch 2018 (Sinagtala), is not only among the graduating Philippine Military Academy “Bagsik Diwa” Class of 2022 who will be commissioned into junior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines by outgoing President Duterte at the military school’s commencement exercises scheduled on May 15, 2022 but she is one of the members on the class’ top 10 list too.
Of the 165 males and 49 females of the PMA “Bagsik Diwa” Class of 2022, Yyoni Xandria Marie Tiu emerged as Top 5 cadet.
Congratulations Yyoni! Continue serving the Filipino people and giving honor to our country.
The Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus extends its deepest condolences for the loss of the former campus director of PSHS-CVC, Dr. Salvador Romo. Your contribution to the Pisay community will always be fondly remembered. Our prayers go out to the bereaved family. Rest in peace, Dr. Romo.
Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus would like to congratulate Anjila Bianca Lao Aala (Batch 2015) for being among the topnotchers in the recently-held April 2022 Pharmacist Licensure Examination.
Aala was the top 2 of the 678 out of 1,870 examinees who passed the test.
The whole PSHS-SMC community would also like to extend applause and commendation to the other alumni who likewise pass the said board exam.
May you all serve the people and the country!
By Sheila Allong
Out of over 340 Grade 7 to 12 participants from all over the country, three Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus scholars triumphed and made it to the top 20 qualifiers in the TANAW- The Philippine Biology Olympiad 2022 held online last January 29, 2022 (Eliminations), February 19-20, 2022 (semi-finals), and March 12-13, 2022 (finals).
We would like to congratulate David Joseph Mendoza (5th place), Sophia Dominique Ann Samson (7th place), and Eloisa Joanne Jumamoy (8th place), under the guidance of the PSHS-SMC Biology Unit, for making your wit and prowess in the biological sciences shine during the said national event organized by the Department of Biology of the Ateneo de Manila University and the Ateneo Biological Organization - eXplore.
By Sheila Allong
CARL THOMAS CONDEVILLAMAR of Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus ranked 1st runner-up in one of the events in the Malayan Colleges Mindanao sponsored “MCM Cup 2022: Breaking Boundaries” called Techno Whiz: The Ultimate IT Quiz Show held online last March 17, 2022.
He competed against twenty other high school students from different schools all over Mindanao. The awarding was done via Facebook Live last March 18, 2022.
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!