THE Philippine Science High School – Central Luzon Campus (PSHS-CLC) bagged back-to-back victories in two international competitions as six scholars excelled in essay writing, science and technology. The event, called Asean Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (AJTPS3O) 2012, was held in Negara, Brunei Darussalam last June 10-17. Joshua Miguel C. Danac landed as finalist while Samantha Beatrice A. De Guzman and Stephanie Kate A. Agor won honorable mention awards in the “Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General International Schools Essay Writing Contest”, Secondary Schools Category. The tilt with 576 entries worldwide, was organized by The Living Rainforest, an indoor greenhouse tropical rainforest located in Hampstead Norreys in Berkshire, England. Mikhael Edrich S. Eubanas, Angel Gabriel D. Pineda and Gabrielle Sophia S. Seva won three silver medals for chemistry and physics lab skills and one silver and one bronze medals for biology field study competitions, respectively. The 2012 AJTPS3O aimed to encourage gifted science students to excel in the field of science and technology, to stimulate their intellectual curiosity through various experiences and experiments, provide them with the opportunity to foster friendship and networking, and motivate them to pursue careers in science and technology. The contest organizers wanted to hear what children think governments and world leaders should be doing to build a more sustainable future.
June 25, 2012, 1:05pm Manila Bulletin