Issue of July 9, 2017
Mt. Province

69th Courier Anniversary Issue
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CENRO–Lagangilang hosts env’tal quiz bee
by Pearl T. Nerja

The first environmental quiz bee sponsored by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Lagangilang brought out the best among the best students from the different private and public schools in Abra.

The quiz bee is inspired by the essay writing contest conducted by the same office in 2016, in celebration of Philippine Environment Month.

CENR Officer Gilberto Leo M. Tagura said the contest aims to inculcate awareness, continuing adoption of the practices on biodiversity and other environmental concerns to all students in all the schools in the province of Abra.    He also emphasized the importance of the environment as the source of life for all creatures. 

The Marc Ysrael B. Bernos Memorial National High School bested 24 participating schools for garnering a total score of 104.6. The school is represented by Efren Jay Raboy, a grade 10 student. 

The Abra High School is in second place with a total score of 98 points and represented by Lovenia Grace Garde, a grade 12 student.  The third placer is the Tagodtod NHS, with a total score of 96 points and represented by Karyle Paligutan, grade 10.

Other schools that emerged winners were San Quintin NHS, represented by Reggie Aragon with a general score of 94.8, while Holy Cross School placed fifth for garnering 91.2 and represented by Ashley JedaTrongco.  The sixth placer is Saint John HS with a score of 88.2 represented by Ma. Angela Borbon.

The first top three achievers together with their coaches received certificates of participation and/or merit, commemorative mug, medals. The top three received cash prizes of 7,000, 5,000 and 3,000, respectively.

The quiz had 15 easy questions worth two points each; and 15 average questions, three points each. Difficult questions have five points each.

After the result of the difficult questions shall have been added to the results of the easy and average rounds, the top five shall be set aside for the question and answer round.

There being a tie, seven contestants reached the Q and A round. A single question was given to all the seven qualifiers answered and rated by the judges with 30 as the maximum point.

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