By: Angelica Seguerra


Justine Arao-arao, Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio together with their coach, Engr. Gian Karlo Sam receives their award as 1st placer in the National High School Investigatory Contest during the Kapnayan 2019.

Four students from Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS-SMC) won first place in two major events in the recently concluded Kapnayan 2019 held in U.P. Los Banos, Laguna last January 14-19, 2019.

Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio, Kenji Olor and Gene Khyle Galvez bested 14 other teams for  the National High School Chemistry Quiz Contest. PSHS-Main Campus Team A and PSHS-Cagayan Valley Campus trailed second and third, respectively. “It was a close match, SMC has only 5 points lead from the 2nd place,” said Engr. Gian Karlo  Sam, the students’ coach.

In a different event, Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio, and Justine G. Arao-arao also won first place for the National High School Science Investigatory Project Contest. The contest focuses on the exhibition of inherent talent among the youth in terms of scientific research and academic writing. Out of the multiple investigatory projects submitted by different public and private high schools in the country, only four projects were shortlisted for the closed-door presentation.

Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio, Kenji Olor and Gene Khyle Galvez  poses with the organizers after bagging the 1st place in  the National High School Chemistry Quiz Contest. 

Kapnayan is the 15th Chemistry Fair spearheaded by UPLB Chemical Society. This year’s theme was “Sustainable Development Through Advancement in Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy”. This activity is held every three years. PSHS-SMC had a back-to-back win for the Chemistry Quiz Contest after winning in Kapnayan 2016.