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DOST V to award youth achievers in science

by PO Lucena

Legazpi City (10 February) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region V with RD Tomas B. Briņas awarded six Bicolano young achievers in Science last February 6, 2009, took place at the DOST Regional Office here.

Conferred with Youth Excellence (YES) awards were Rene Caesar Operio, Marcial O. Raņola Memorial School (International Mathematics Competition/Singapore-Silver); Danica Mae Berunio, Blessed Light International Christian Academy (International Mathematics Competition/Singapore-Bronze); Yvonne Carle N. Molina, Blessed Light International Christian Academy (2008 China Primary Math Olympiad/Yichang, China-Bronze); Julie Khristin Panganiban, Tabaco National High School (International Mathematics Competition/Singapore-Bronze); Tatyana Marie U. Gonzaga, Universidad de Sta. Isabel (2008 China Primary Math Olympiad/Yichang, China-Bronze); and Aeron Jason Virata, Aquinas University Science High School (2008 Rio TINTO Big Science Competition-Perfect Score).

DOST Bicol regional director Tomas Briņas said the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Aawards give due recognition to young Filipino students who excelled in DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) recognized international science and match competitions as gold, silver and bronze medalists/winners.

"DOST through the (SEI) implements the YES awards program annually to motivate and inspire the youth to strive for excellence in the field of science and mathematics," he added.

The Bicolano youth awardees bestowed with the recognition, according to the Briņas, are considered to be of value to DOST's quest for excellence and shall be included in the roster of honorable young men and women in Science.

"As such, awardees must demonstrate and exemplify integrity and honesty and practice core scientific values as models to the Filipino youth," he stressed. (DOST/PIA) [top]

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