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Bicolano youth cited in DOST-YES Award

Legazpi City (27 February) -- Seven Bicolanos youth who have outstanding achievements in Science and Mathematics were honored as national awardees for the Department of Science and Technology-Youth Excellence in Science (DOST-YES).

DOST Bicol Regional Director Romas B. Briņas said that the awards program is in consonance with the Science Education Institute's (DOST-SEI) thrust to develop Science culture among the citizenry.

The YES national awardees are:

John Reinier B. Bulaong Ateneo de Naga (Bronze) 2009 China Junior High School Math Olympiad, Tianjin, China;

Joseph Ma. Francis C. de Leon, Blessed International Christian Academy (Bronze) - 2009 China Primary Math Olympiad, Tianjin, China; (Silver/Team) - 2009 Wizards at Mathematics International Competition, Luknow, India; (Bronze) - 2009 Philippine International Mathematics Competition, Philippines;

Christian Rey Notario, Marcial O. Raņola Memorial School (Bronze) - 2009 China Primary Math Olympiad, Tiankin, China;

Brian James T. Masalunga, Naga Hope Christian School (Silver) - 2009 Wizards of Mathematics International Competition, Luknow, India; (Bronze) - 2009 Philippine International Mathematics Competition, Luknow, India;

Trisha Nicole T. Aman, Naga Hope Christian School (Silver and Silver/Team) - 2009 China Junior High School Math Olympiad, Tianjin, China; (Bronze, Merit/Team, Gold/Group, Gold/Puzzle) - 2009 Philippine International Mathematics Competition, Philippines;

Gio Eledao, Philippine Science High School (Bronze) - 3rd International Earth Science Olympiad, Taipei, Taiwan;

Jillian Therese G. Robredo, Universidad de Sta. Isabel (Silver) - 5th International Mathematics Competition (IMC) in Singapore.

The awarding of DOST-YES Medals to Region V Student-Achievers was held last February 12, 2010, at the DOST Bicol regional office here.

DOST, through the YES Award, has institutionalized the recognition system for international young achievers in Science and Mathematics competition in the elementary, secondary and collegiate levels. YES is a national award was undertaken by the Science Education Institute (SEI) under DOST. (POLucena, DOSTV/PIA) [top]

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