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CALABARZON, RiSci conquer 2011 NSPC
Abigail Hannica R. Ramirez

Region IV-A CALABARZON and Rizal National Science High School (RiSci) conquered the recently concluded 2011 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) held in Butuan City last April 11-15.

CALABARZON won champion in the combined English and Filipino events in Secondary Level both in individual and group contests, champion in broadcasting and scriptwriting in secondary level and second place in the over-all evaluation during the press conference.

Meanwhile, RiSci delegate Abigail Hannica R. Ramirez, who won champion during the DSPC AND RSPC, won third place in the news writing category in English-Secondary Level with her coach Arlene Paralejas.

Also, two other Rizal delegates won in the contest, namely Alyssa Faye Cabalang from San Mateo National High School and Jhon Romie Zapanta from Casimiro A. Ynares Sr. Memorial National High School, with fourth and sixth place in Photojournalism and Editorial Writing contests respectively.

Cabalang and Zapanta were with their respective coaches Catherine Quintana and Divine Dajalos during the national event.




Flora joins RP team for Beijing IOAA
Virna Liza Guaño

Another RiScian pride, John Rommel R. Flora flies to Beijing, China as one of the delegates of the Philippine Team at the 4th International Olympiad on Astrophysics and Astronomy, Sept. 12-21.

Making waves since his first year, emerging as champion in the National General Science quiz Bee held in Tabaco, Albay last year, Flora advances a notch higher by competing internationally this year in an Astrophysics tilt.

“It’s really my first time, and I’m very happy to participate in such a big competition.” Flora quoted.

In the 10 day tempest, the team went through various tests including the theory examination, data analysis exam, and after a 2 day familiarization of the Beijing sky, and observational exam.

The theory and data analysis contests were held at Mountain Resort in the northern part of Beijing, while the last part, the observational test, took place in the Beijing Planetarium.

“The gold was never the aim of our team, for an aim that early and unprepared is chasing rainbows. Doing our best is what we did.” Flora said.

Twenty-three countries participated in the competition. Adversaries include Poland, Russia, and Brazil.

According to his coach and Earth Science mentor Galileo Gervacio, Flora is qualified to join the five-man Philippine Team as he is the second highest pointer in a science quiz at the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UPNISMED) Diliman with a score of 24 points behind Gerico Sy of Davao with 24.5 points.




Francisco tops Division STEP Skills
Jazzelyn Lauron

Fortified with two years of experience, Jasmine Francisco, IV- Patience, brought home a top crown from the 2010 Division STEP Skills Competition held in Vicente Madrigal National High School, Oct. 2.

Following two-week preparation, Francisco emerged as the champion over 34 representatives from different high schools in Rizal in the Techno Quiz Bee-Entrpreneurship category together with her coach, John King Antiporda.

Furthermore, Jazzelyn Lauron, II-Joy, Alyssa Marie Balbuena, II-Loyalty, and Marie Ann Marasigan, IV- Humility, all bagged 3rd place in Techno Quiz Bee Agricultural Arts category, Dish Gardening, and Bookkeeping respectively, headed by their coaches, Robert Discutido, Jason Joven, and Romulo Arada.

Likewise, Maika Bugante and Ghia Bunyi, both from IV-Perseverance, seized top posts as they grabbed 4th place led by their coaches, Romnick Nicolas and Marilyn Arcilla, in Techno Quiz Bee Home Economics category and Cake decorating contest, respectively.




Glee Club rises
Chief Seattle Tahup

The Glee Club of the Rizal National Science High School (RNSHS) takes a step forward by claiming the win in the Sabayang Pagbigkas ’10 held at the SM City Taytay Event Center, Aug. 28.

With their natural affinity for music, and well-made costumes they faced off the ther competitors from Raises Montessori School (RMA) who presented first, Throne of Wisdom who presented second, and Muzon National High School (MNHS) who then came next while RNSHS was the fourth and last to present.

Judged by Arnold Sanchez, Michael Manalo, Jonalyn Malangsa, and Ma. Loise Ticman the Glee Club under the supervision of their coach, MAPEH Mentor, Darwin B. Luzon, raised their heads and voices high in the competition.

After the judging, the results were shown where RMH had a score of 88.1 set in last place, MNHS with a score of 92.1, Throne of Wisdom with 95.1, and RNSHS winning with a score of 97.67.

Bagging the trophy they also received a PhP. 10,000 worth of SM gift certificate while 2nd place receive PhP. 7,000 worth SM gift certificate and 3rd and last place received 5,000 and 3,000 respectively.

It was also just a few weeks ago on July 31 to be exact on the same venue that the Glee Club bagged a win in the Clash of the Glee for thi year against the Throne of Wisdom having a score of 98% against Throne of Wisdom’s 85%.




Iso, Agha pen-pushers bag multiple awards in RSPC
Abigail Hannica R. Ramirez

After several weeks of intensive training and rigorous preparation, young journalists of The Isotopes and Ang Aghamanon,both official school newspapers of Rizal National Science High School (RiSci) in English and Filipino prose respectively,seized numerous awards, including two champion titles, in the concluded Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC) in Sta. Rosa, Laguna last November 8-12, 2010.

Ang Aghamanon’s broadsheet placed second with their news and sports page, seventh in their feature page and landed as the over-all champion for the Best School Newspaper category.

The Isotopes’ newsprint, on the other hand, ranked fifth place with their editorial page, eighth with their sports page and finally took the fifteenth place in the Best School Newspaper category.

One of The Isotopes’ writers, Abigail Hannica R. Ramirez, triumphed as the over-all champion in the News Writing category, winning a chance to compete in the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) to be held on April 11-15, 2011 in Butuan City.

Coaches Arlene Paralejas and Lorna Acain, of The Isotopes and Ang Aghamanon respectively, are very proud of the accomplishments and success of the young writers and the newspaper during the regional competition.

Also, school Principal Mrs. Ma. Elena V. Bernardo paid a visit in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to see how the students were doing and to encourage them and the coaches, as well.




Kakaiba Ang Pamilyang Iskolar: RiSci's Family Day 2011 Celebration
Reczon Calay

Once again, families of RiScians and faculty members of Rizal National Science High School (RNSHS) celebrated the annual Family Day Celebration held at the school grounds, Dec. 11, 2010.

Fun, happiness and unity were seen among the participants of all games sponsored by each year-level organizations. Proving and showing this year's theme, "Unity Amidst Diversity."

After lunch, all people listened attentively to know if the numbers written on their Bingo Cards were called by the Bingo Masters, Mr. Romulo B. Arada, Jr. and Mrs. Aida M. San Juan.

After the Bingo Bonanza, all RiScians were fascinated and amazed to their gorgeous representatives to the "Search for Mr. & Ms. RiSci 2010." II-Polite's pair Jeza D. Divinagracia and Levi C. Ebora were the winners of this year's search.

The party and rakrakan was still felt through the darkness of the night as voices, strumming of guitars and drum beats woke the sleepy souls of RiScians on this year's Battle of the Bands. Among 16 bands, the Nagarocklets won the championship.

These kind of family gathering and one to sawa enjoyment will be experienced every year sponored by the School Administration and the General Parents-Teacher Association (GPTA) of RNSHS.




Noleal subjugates chess empire
Reczon Calay

Armed with unbelievable dexterity and dauntless confidence, Spartan woodpusher Lady Diana P. Noleal of II-Wisdom swept four chessboard tacticians with a no-loss record and conquered the 2010 Municipal Meet Chess Women’s Division held at Lunsad Elementary School, Lunsad, Binangonan, Rizal, Sept. 9.

Noleal used the ‘King Indian’ tactic with her white battalion trying to beat up her opponent, Jovelle Ann. L. Rañin of Mahabang Parang National High School, who also had a no-loss record. Match ended by draw, as both left with same number of pieces. They will be en route for Binangonan’s pride to the 2010 Provincial Meet.

“Certificate is not important. As long as you do the right thing, that is the best award.” Noleal humbly uttered




Peregrin smashes his way to victory
Pauline Monreal

Equipped with undisputable skills and uplifting determination, RiSci Spartan Jherome B. Peregrin smashes his way to victory in the championship tournament of the 2010 Binangonan Municipal Meet (Advanced Games), badminton Boys Singles Division, held at the Binangonan Gym, Sept. 9.

On the first set, Karl Lopes of Guronasyon Foundation Inc. National High School unleashed his cool moves and unbreakable drop shots which made Spartan Jherome Peregrin find his way to smash out the game. After a few errors, Peregrin recovered by releasing thunderous smashes and indubitable aces and drives, which unfortunately was a point short against the opponent’s speed.

Determined, Peregrin bombarded Lopes, who was unable to counter the attacks thrown, which sealed a 3-point lead on his first point set.

Breaking the knockout set, the Spartan executed heart-skipping smashes that electrified the crowd, capping the meet’s badminton crown.

“The fight was really close. But after all the rigid training that we have gone through, the drills and footwork that I’ve thought Jherome, it was proved to be all worth it.” Said trainer Bernard Cabiling, whose athlete will be heading to the Provincial Meet.




Researchers dominate Division Science Fair ‘10
Mary Eileen Raye Reusi

Equipped with scientific skills and wisdom, Rizal National Science High School (RNSHS) student researchers reign over in the Division Science Fair held at Casimiro A. Ynares Memorial National High School (CAYMNHS), Sept. 4-5.

Faith Tan and Carlo Piano bested the individual categories of both Life and Applied Science, respectively. Regina Angeles, Ajyrmae Cenidoza, and Nicole Olayres won first in the Life Group, while Abigail Jacosalem and Danica Tanuecoz secured the Applied group category.

Other winners for Life individual were Mike Francisco (3rd), Jarev Divinagracia (4th), and Jian Caronongan (5th). Anigail Ramirez, Noreen Carbonell, and Francis Castillo (3rd), and Lawrence Malasa, Joyce Flores, and Rabi Andres (5th) also won in the Life Group.

Abby Madriaga, Miguel Mortega, Gloremil Anorico, and Andrew Buensuceso achieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th places respectively in the Applied individual. Raye Reusi, MM Contreras, and Jarev Divinagracia (2nd), Christine Terneo, Renz Dimaculanga, and Luke Balod (3rd) Jennifer Udarbe, Steven De Leon, and Ana Ruiz (4th), and Stephanie Guttierez, Christine Garcia, and Janine Paz (5th) completed the top five of the group category.

Heading to the Regional Science Fair held at Rizal National Science High School (RNSHS), Sept. 18, Piano and Buensuceso bagged 2nd and 3rd places, respectively, while Gutierrez, Garcia, and Paz sealed 2nd place for the Applied group category.




RiScians grace 2011 JS Promenade
Ursulaine Feliciano

Filled with beauty and enjoyment, juniors and seniors of Rizal National Science High School had their JS Prom last February 18, 2011, at the RNSHS quadrangle, 6pm.

The night set off when Mrs. Maria Elena V. Bernardo, school principal, Mr. Ronald San Miguel, GPTCA president, and Ms. Noredith Doblada, guidance counselor had their talk.

This was followed by the dance number prepared by the pupils, then turn-over of the Key of Responsibility headed by Senior and Junior Organization president, Valyn Baluyot and Von Villanueva. Carlo Piano,SSG president, also delivered his last will and testament.

Declared Mr. and Ms. Valentine were Renzo Aves and Bianca Gabalfin. Zenith Javier and Hideki Shinotsuka were named Mr. and Ms Junior while Abby Madriaga and Justine Dizon were awarded as Mr. and Ms. Senior.

Meanwhile, special awards were given to Arnel Pancho and Tobi Jorquia as Mr. and Ms. Incognito, Steven de Leon and Therese Alcantara as Mr. and Ms. Faithfully yours, and Hannah Mantaring and Vance de Leon as Ms. Gorgeous and Mr. Head turner respectively. Mr. John King Antiporda and Ms. Jorgette Sapungan were affirmed as Stars of the Night.

This year’s event’s theme was “ Masquerade Memoirs”. The Junior-Senior promenade is held annually at RiSci with the juniors and seniors as participants.




RNSHS goes inter-Activ!
Abigail Ramirez

Rizal National Science High School (RNSHS) takes a step higher in their scholastic curriculum with Singapore-base Promethean Plante’s latest innovation for ActivClassroom program: the Interactive White Board (IWB), a touch-screen board that responds to a stylus pen; along with it is specially designed software, the ActivInspire.

The touch-board was installed on Oct. 22 and was personaly tested by Mrs. Ma. Elena V. Bernardo, principal of RNSHS, together with some teachers. Only four schools all over the Philippines have the interactive whiteboard: RNSHS from Region IV-A, one from Region V, and two other schools from National Capital Region.




RNSHS Water Rocket Team lands second
Pauline Monreal and Mike Rehli Francisco

Rizal National Science High School (RNSHS) soared to claim the second spot of 24 science high schools and private institutions around the country in the recently concluded National Water Rocket Competition held at Philippine Science Centrum, River bank Center Amphitheatre, Marikina City, October 5.

The said event was aligned in the global celebration of the 2010 World Space Week, with the theme “Mysteries of the Cosmos” and was organized by the Science Education Institute – Department of Science and Technology (DOST-SEI) in cooperation with the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) and sponsored by Kraft Asia.

The RNSHS Team, with Julian Miguel Manuson and Jarev Divinagracia of IV-Patience headed by Coach Marlon P. Sta. Catalina, posted a 4.72 meter distance from the target behind the defending Asian Development Foundation College of Tacloban City who aimed a 2.2 meter difference compared with that of RiSci.

“Okay lang. Sa mga kompetisyon may nananalo, may natatalo. (It’s alright. In all competitions, there’s always a winner and a loser),” said Coach Sta. Catalina on an interview after the contest.




Rookie Geologists triumph in Geoquiz ‘10
Mariness Rivera & Noel Oquendo

Armed with their geologic skills and knowledge, RiSci Rookie Geologists dominated the recent Geology Quiz Bee held at the NISMED Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Oct. 2.

Four RiScians from different year levels represented the school: Jay Es Sylvestre, IV-Fortitude, Mariness Rivera, III-Loyalty, Noel Oquendo, II-Charity and Rommel Flora, II-Courage.

Together with Mrs. Lea Delos Santos, the group’s coach, the team ranked first with a one-point lead.

“Last year, third place lang kami. Kaya sabi ko sa mga organizer: ‘Next year babawi kami! Tapos ngayon, with all their efforts exerted and with the help of prayers, nanalo nga kami at nakabawi na kami! (Last year, we settled at third place so I told the organizers: ‘We’ll claim the gold next year! And now, with all their efforts exerted and with the help of prayers, we won!)” Mrs. Delos Santos quoted with amazement.

The team dethroned the champion of the previous year, Pasig City Science High School, who ranked second this year.

Geology students of the UP Geological Society (GeoSoc) conducted demonstrations of the activities of geologists to persuade the participants to take up Geology in college which is one of the new highlights of the event aside from the quiz show.

This year’s theme was GeoQuiz 2010: Diversifying Our Knowledge of the Third Planet.




The Isotopes pen pushers reign in ’10 DSPC
Faith Tan and Abigail Ramirez

RiScian journalists once again proved their talents and mastery by winning various places in the Division Schools Press Conference, held at Binangonan Elementary School, Sept. 23-25.

Garnering a total of 102 points, The Isotopes together with Mrs Arlene Paralejas, the team’s coach, secured the second overall spot in the said press competition.

The Isotopes’ coup was owing to Abigail Hannica Ramirez, Champion; Abigail Jacosalem, 2nd place; and Virna Guano, 11th place in the News Writing category.

Eduard De Guzman and Noel Oquendo grabbed 3r and 7th place respectively in Copyreading and Headline-Writing while Christine Faith Tan came 5th place in Photojournalism with Antonio Ma. B. Reyes IV, 6th place.

Miguel Carlo Mortega bagged 4th place and Mary Eileen Raye Reusi, 11th place in Feature Writing while Chief Tahup placed 9th followed by Virna Guano, 10th spot in editorial writing.

Eduard De Guzman grasped 1st place in the Journalism Quiz Bee and Noel Oquendo placed 2nd in Haiku Writing.

Moreover, the cluster of BIBA (Binangonan I&II-Angono I&II), led by three RiScians, prevailed as champions in Radio Broadcasting and Script-writing after winning first Best Infomercial, first Best in Script, 1st and 2nd place Best Anchors through the voices of Antonio Ma. B. Reyes IV and Abigail Jacosalem respectively.

Ramirez, De Guzman, Tan, Reyes, Mortega and Jacosalem together with their adviser Mrs. Arlene Paralejas will head to the Regional Schools Press Conference to be held at Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Nov. 8-12.

Also, Ramirez and Reyes attended the 2010 Regional Training Workshop for School Paper Teacher Advisers and Campus Journalists in La Vista Pansol, Calamba City to fully equip themselves in the said competitions.

Meanwhile, Ang Aghamanon, The Isotopes’ counterpart, also claimed victory as 3rd overall in DSPC (Filipino) Taytay Elementary School, Sept. 16-18.




Happy Relationships
Arlene Picones Paralejas

Nope, I’m not talking about Narcissism or extreme selfishness. Here’s why: I believe selfish people really don’t love themselves.

Let me tell you my story.

About three years ago, I attended my high school’s alumni homecoming. It was great catching up with old friends. Some are bigger, balder and bumpier in various parts of their body, but not me “ahahhaha.” I’m still sexy and gorgeous. LOL

What gave me the heebie-jeebies was walking with my friends through my old school building. I was overwhelmed with a flood of not-so-happy memories. I realized how much I didn’t like my school.

Well, my uncle and my aunt used to be my teachers there. Hay naku!

I remember the day when my male teacher caught me making a caricature of him with his wretched polo shirt exposing hair in his armpits. (Luckily, in caricature, odor effects are not included! Naughty)

“Ganyan ka naba ngayon Arlene?!?” my teacher asked but I just answered him with a grin.

In my expectations, my guardian needs to see my class adviser the next day, but it doesn’t happen.

I remembered I was a very insecure kid. So thin and hair with Maria Clara look alike. “Yuck! kadiri pa nga.”

It’s because I have five brothers who never allow me to have short hair cut.” asar!”

I was shy. I was a very timid student yet stubborn and stern. Some of my classmates bullied me because I never let them copy my homework and quizzes.

I’m selfish.

Even they offered to do errands and lifetime supply of pad paper. ”ahahaha” JUST JOKING!

I’m an old maid! I grew with my strict grandmother. I remember in high school. It’s the United Nations Week celebration, I was a loser with a capital L. YES! because one of the beautiful ladies won.

I am confident, I am beautiful. My friends were so confident too, unlike me, they are outgoing and so happy.

I hate guys and never entertain suitors but I have many crushes and one of them is my classmate. Yikie!

Duwag ako ‘noh and I hate myself! I even hide under the table whenever guys approach me especially if I knew they had crush on me.

Speaking of “duwag”, one of the things that touch my heart deeply remembering my schooldays is my best friend.

Yes, duwag daw sya, she grew without the presence of her dad, and fear that people would not like her because she’s a product of a broken family. “sa pelikula lang nangyayari yun” I thought ,but I was wrong.

So she keeps on asking herself this disturbing question: “What is wrong with me?” Hundreds of time a day she would ask herself this question.

For years, this question was her constant refrain.

Twenty years later, I know God has healed my friend because she doesn’t ask that cynical question as often anymore.

She now loves herself.

She has grown in confidence and become successful!

She has written articles that touched the lives of people using her pen name, instead of real name. Why? Shhhh. Secret!!

Wag na makulit!

Still I don’t have pimples and I am flawless … Sexy and gorgeous! Ha ha ha!!!! I’ve grown to my ideal weight.

My face is more expressive, not blank and sarcastic anymore! BRAT… Thanks to my friend, Emily Toledo. I dress well; she makes me look dashing and gorgeous, that even my students admire me.

“Seriously, I don’t look like a teacher, a saleslady maybe, a model!!? Whahahahahah! LOL!

May I be honest with you?

At rare times my friend still finds herself asking that judgmental question: What is wrong with me?

It’s amazing how, after more than 20 years a tiny part of her is still that stern and stubborn girl that wanted people to stay away from her.

Guess what’s her problem been through all those years?

She didn’t love herself!

Knowing that she’s happily married? Yes because she’s blessed with five kids, a pleasant work as writer and a stable job for her husband abroad. Haaayyy…

FEAR

Yes. She fears losing her family I guess: I don’t know, maybe!

For decades her heart was empty of self-love; but was her heart really empty?

Imagine your heart to be an empty bottle, but it’s not really empty; it’s actually filled with air.

In the same way, when a human heart doesn’t have self-love, it isn’t empty. It’s filled with neediness; but if you pour water in it, it pushes air of the bottle. The more water it has, the less air it has.

The water is self-love.

I believe the only solution to neediness is self-love.

If you learn to love yourself, you’ll push out neediness from your heart. The more you love yourself, the less neediness you have. The less you love yourself, the more neediness you have.

Neediness or lack of self-love is expressed in so many ways. You will become a people pleaser, achievement-driven, rebellious and always seeking attention, or a victim of abuse; seriously victim of serious love.

As I said, my best friend expresses her neediness in the first way—by becoming a good woman. All these years, people thought she was such a loving person. (She fooled her friends, didn’t she?)

In reality, she wasn’t giving love; she was giving neediness, because you can only give what is in your heart.

It’s because she lacked self-love, it was impossible to have a healthy, happy relationship with others.

Many relationships are suffering right now because of neediness. When you learn to love yourself, your relationships will be freed from neediness, and your relationships with others will become so much happier.

She’s different now, after 30 years she now loves herself.

Love yourself friend!




The Wake-up Call
Mary Eileen Raye Reusi

Last night, I had a dream…


I was alone, except for the green pastures and blue waters that lay before me. Little by little, my companions arrived. They were the first inhabitants to fill my heart, and I was blissful by how they took care of me.


However, the scene suddenly changed. I felt like being pulled down by hundreds of ropes. I could hear cries and screams from my people. Who are these strangers speaking in different tongues, fighting to get a piece of me? Why are they hurting my friends? It was a chaotic view, a nightmare. I felt an excruciating pain as the pleas and sobs of my men pierce me. It was then that I felt a burning sensation. I could sense the emotions of people fighting for my freedom. I heard a yell that signaled my escape from hundreds of years of imprisonment. Finally, I felt ecstatic.


Moments later, the scenes in my dream changed once more. I could now see my people free from foreign hands, or are they totally free at all? I heard a shout which caught my attention. It was a ruling voice with an eminent tone of dictatorship. Another man ruled me over but ended himself in jail; then, a woman saying “I am sorry”. Hang on, who are these blind men trying to prevail over me and my people? Yes, they are blind and greedy. They tried to close their eyes from the terrible scenarios that flashed before me. People are starving and dying. Countless children are roaming the streets, not having a chance to feed their minds. Desperate men trying to find for jobs, but going home with nothing but a crumpled newspaper. Yet, despite this, there they go, stealing money from my very own pocket. Big guys driving huge SUVs while kids are begging in the streets. Leaders, they call themselves, trying to fool people with their numerous propaganda.


It was the worst nightmare. I felt like dying deep inside. I want to wake up.


“Kayo ang boss ko. Sama-sama nating tatahakin ang tuwid na daan.”


“Wake up, Philippines! It is time for change.”


Someone is waking me up from this terrible nightmare. I stared at this man wearing a yellow shirt with a map of my body printed near his heart.


I smiled. I sensed a brand new surge of hope that filled every gap in me. I see my countrymen looking up on this man, with hands clasped together as they put their trust in his lead. This is what I am waiting for.


Today, I envision my future. I can see myself shaking hands with foreign investors. As I progress like our first world neighbors, I witness myself booming with a sustainable economy. I can now view my people holding hands, united by nationalism. It is now time for a new me; a time to rise; a time for a change. There’s no more point dwelling in the nightmare of the past, for today, my wake-up call has arrived.




XX WORLD
Ursulaine Grace C. Feliciano

In a world where there are two options, would you dare to choose?

Welcome to our life. A life full of choices, they think they know how hard it is, well, certainly not.

Let me tell you how it goes.


FIRST X

The dreaded first X. This stands for the big A. Academic subjects. This is our main purpose on why we are studying. We learn by means of books and our beloved teachers.

THE CHALLENGE

Of course, the main challenge here is to maintain a grade not lower than 85 %. With quizzes, home works, projects and group works, it can be considered a burden for most of the RiScians, especially for there are many subjects in our school. But for some reason, we enjoy it.


SECOND X

Here comes the other X; Extra Curricular Activities (ECA). We can consider this as the counter part of our academic life. In these activities, some are of our own interest, if given the chance. There are many other skills that can be acquired from it.

THE CHALLENGE

ECA gives you additional points, and the great part is being excused in classes, but after the contests joined, be sure to comply with the requirements missed.

RUNDOWN

Now, we can measure up the things that complete a busy life. I can say that we need these things to say that that we spend our days in RiSci in a fruitful way. As for me, we don’t have to choose between the two. We should learn how to balance, balance and balance.




Evangelista, Tan, De Leon snatched Best in Exhibit award in UP Alchemes Research Fair 2010
Christine Faith V. Tan

Fortified with their research skills and confidence, Khrista Marie Evangelista, Christine Faith Tan and Frialyn De Leon with their adviser Mr. Marlon Sta. Catalina justified the distinction of their study, earning them the Best in Exhibit award in UP Alchemes Research Fair 2010 held at the University of the Philippines Melchor Hall, Jan 30.

With the theme "Breaking Ground. Transcending Bounderies", the research fair served as a venue for high school students to showcase their original scientific researches. This two-day event includes research contest and workshop for future research students.

Opening exhibit (AM) and workshop 1 (PM) were held on the first day. Closed-door defense and workshop 2 (Both AM) were held on the second day where the contestants were further evaluated by the 2nd set of judges for the top 5 finalists and the workshop participants presented their tasked activity.

Final defense and awarding was held in the afternoon where Evangelista, Tan and De Leon's team qualified in the top 5 finalists. In the end, Luis Palad National High School reigned with the study "Sagilala (Convallaria fruticosa)Organic pH paper" followed by the Philippine Science High School's "Rapid Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Philippine Isolates using Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification pf DNA", Rizal National Science High School's "The Biological Control of the Bloom-forming Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa Using Ankistrodesmus falcatus: A Preliminary Study" (Evangelista, Tan and De Leon) snatched the Best in Exhibit award while University of The Philippines Rural High School's "Body Coloration Enhancement and Masculinization of Blue Ahli Fish Using Methyltestosterone Hormone" got the Best in Research Paper award.

Other delegates for the research fair were Carlo Piano, Raye Reusi and Fatima Pati with the study entitled "Application of Cadmium Sulfide Cell and Solid State Materials in the Development of 5-Zone Security System Device" and Joyce Villanueva, Darlene Pacnis and Alexandra Vivas with "Efficiency of Malunggay (Moringa olifeira) Leaves as Protein Source in the Production of Feeds for Improved Red Tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) Fry Survival".




Science mentors hustle awards in Nat'l SciFair
Mary Eileen Raye Reusi

Bringing forth pride and glory, Elmer Villadiego and Marlon Sta. Catalina displayed their scientific prowess and expertise as they won against hundreds of contenders in the 7th National Science Quest held at Tabaco National High School, Albay, Bicol, Feb. 3-5.

With the Research study entitled "INTRINSIC ANALYSIS OF PRODUCED DENATURED ALCOHOL FROM Eichhornia crassipes (WATER HYACINTH) LEAVES AND TESTING THE ETHANOL CONTENT USING GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY", Villadiego and Sta. Catalina secured the 2nd place in the Applied Science - Group teachers category.

Also, Sta. Catalina acquired 3rd place in the Applied Science - Individual teachers category with his winning Research title, "THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH TECHNOLOGY-BASED MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SECURITY DEVICE USING GREENOCKITE AND HAWLEYITE SYSTEM", proving that success is not just for young students.

Along with their victory, Rizal National Science High School (RNSHS) student delegate Carlo Piano, coached by Sta. Catalina, was hailed champion in the Applied Science Individual student category with his research study, "Application of Cadmium Sulfide Cell and Solid State Materials in the Development of 5-Zone Security System Device".

Overall, Region IV-A CALABARZON bagged the first place.

This science fair, conducted by the Association of Science Educations in the Philippines (ASEF) under the Department of Education (DepEd) aims to promote academic excellence in science through camaraderie and sportsmanship.




RNSHS launches Brigada Eskwela Plus 2010
Mary Eileen Raye Reusi

As preparation for the upcoming school year 2010-2011, the Rizal National Science High School, in cooperation with the Supreme Student Government (SSG) and the Math Department headed by Mr. Romulo Arada, successfully launched its Brigada Eskwela Plus 2010, May 24-28.

Brigada Eskwela also known as the National Schools Maintenance Week aims to do repairs and maintenance works to ensure that the different facilities are ready for the opening of classes. School personnel, teachers, staffs, and students all took part in the cleaning of school grounds and rooms, painting of walls and corridors, and repairing damaged appliances.

In connection, a symposium, led by Science Department, was also held to disseminate information to the students, parents, teachers, and community members regarding proper waste management.

Different activities also took place such as the Cooking Festival, commenced for the parents, teachers, community staff, and students to showcase their culinary skills, and the Red Cross Youth's Oplan Bantay Presyon for those who want to have their blood pressure checked without cost.

The event ended with a closing program wherein all those who put up their efforts and time in this week-long event were given certificates of participation and recognition.




Riscians snatches Best Exhibit in UP Alchemes
Christine Faith V. Tan

Fortified with their research skills and confidence, Khrista Marie Evangelista, Christine Faith Tan and Frialyn De Leon, together with their adviser, Mr. Marlon Sta. Catalina, proved the distinction of their study as they earned the Best in Exhibit Award in the UP Alchemes Research Fair 2010 held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Manila, Jan. 29-30.

On the first day, an opening exhibit and workshop session were held while a closed-door defense and another workshop took much of the morning on the second day. The contestants were further evaluated by the 2nd set of judges for the top 5 finalists and the workshop participants presented their tasked activity.

Final defense and awarding was held in the afternoon where Evangelista, Tan and De Leon's team qualified in the top 5 finalists. In the end, their study entitled "The Biological Control of the Bloom-forming Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa Using Ankistrodesmus falcatus: A Preliminary Study" snatched the Best in Exhibit award.

Other delegates for the research fair were the juniors' Carlo Piano, Raye Reusi and Fatima Pati with the study entitled "Application of Cadmium Sulfide Cell and Solid State Materials in the Development of 5-Zone Security System Device" and seniors Joyce Villanueva, Darlene Pacnis and Alexandra Vivas with "Efficiency of Malunggay (Moringa olifeira) Leaves as Protein Source in the Production of Feeds for Improved Red Tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) Fry Survival".

With the theme "Breaking Ground. Transcending Bounderies", the research fair served as a contest and workshop for high school students to showcase their original scientific researches.




Platitas locks up Valedictory
Abigail Jacosalem

Indeed, a sweet success.

Reizle Jade C. Platitas of IV-Perseverance took on the crown of high school feat after being announced as the valedictorian of Rizal National Science High School Graduate Class of 2010, March 18.

Among the 100 graduates, 15 were given honors and from there, Platitas pulled-off the highest rank.

Asked if she expected it, Platitas firmly said no. "In RiSci, you can never be so sure to be on top with all those great minds around you. Everyone is a candidate for valedictorian so what am I to expect from a smaller probability?"

Teary-eyed, she went upstage after hearing her name and said thanks to the people who helped her along the way. "Infinite 'Thanks God' was all I could think of," said Platitas when asked of what first came across her mind when her name was announced.

Her parents, who were there to witness the announcement, hid tears of joy as they took pride in their daughter's success.

In an interview, Platitas revealed that there were sacrifices necessary to achieve this coup. "I live in Pililla which is considerably distant from the school. So that means the little more time I could be using in getting my home works done is usually spent in travelling home. This scenario has gone for three years." Her parents decided to let her enter the school's dormitory on her fourth year, wherein she sacrificed 5 days of quality time with her family each week.

Beryll Montano Jr, from IV-Fortitude, came in as salutatorian.

The criteria included 70% academic performance and 30% extra-curricular achievements, according to the teachers.

The 1st upto the 13th Honorable Mentions are as follows: Kervin John Picones, JC Peralta, Melissa Garcia, Timothy Oliva, Timothy Pascua, Jazzel Ann Lauron, Joyce Efraim Villanueva, Cid Ryan Manalo, Gina Jacosalem, Marjorie Christy Aquino, Dana Lorena Tanuecoz, Alexandra Vivas and Jas Magno.

On their graduation, April 6, Platitas delivered her valedictory address with part enthusiasm and part sadness.

"I will be forever grateful to RiSci, that's one thing for sure. It has been a home for all gifted Rizaleños over the years and like the previous RiScians, living up with its core values is the best I could do to show my gratitude. What I will become in the future gets hold of RiSci as a big factor. So I want to make sure that I will turn to be someone my Alma Mater could certainly be proud of," she exclaimed happily in an interview.

Platitas will be studying at the Ateneo De Manila University taking-up BS Applied Math Major in Mathematical Finance.




Freshmen tops Regional MTAP
Jasmine Francisco

With minds like calculator, two RiScian freshmen ruled the Regional MTAP DepEd Metrobank Math Challenge held at San Pablo City Central High School, Feb. 25-26, 2010.

Edward De Guzman and Renato Allan Casas, Jr. made records after winning against 14 other contenders all over CALABARZON without committing a single mistake.

The students exclaimed in an interview that their adviser, Mr. Romulo Arada, had been of great help in achieving this success.

"I was very happy. I really didn't expect to be the victor this competition. Also, I am looking forward for Math competitions next year," De Guzman said in high spirits.




Piano prevails in Nat'l Sci Quest
Hannica Ramirez

After surmounting his contenders and conquering the school up to regional levels, Carlo Piano of Rizal National Science High School emerged champion in the 7th National Science Quest held in Tabaco National High School at Tabaco City, Albay, Feb. 3-5.

With his research study entitled "The Application of Solid Cadmium Sulfide Cell and Solid State Materials in the Development of 5-Zone Security System", Piano was able to win 1st place in the Applied Science Individual category at the Division Science Fair held at the school proper.

Piano said that in the enough time he had to prepare for the national competition, he was able to correct some errors on the statistics used in his study during the regional competition. As preparation, he even asked his coach, Mr. Marlon Sta. Catalina, on some of the possible questions that may be thrown at him by the judges.

Armed and well-primed with honed intellect, Piano, together with his coach and some schoolmates, conquered all his opponents from all-over the country, giving pride to his Alma Mater.

"Discipline is learning a cipher to reach a dream to become industrious, diligent, studious, and a responsible student as well," he shared with all smiles. "This time I didn't just get an award; I also gained a very good lesson: Mistakes are a must on the Road to Success."




Seniors conquer UP Nat'l Food & Product Dev't Tilt
Abigail Jacosalem

Proving competence, the Rizal National Science High School team of Reizle Jade Platitas, Lovely Dawn Rumbines and Melissa Garcia took home the First Prize from the National Food and Product Development Contest held in the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna, Nov. 25, 2010

Their research study entitled "UTILIZATION OF STARCH FROM UNRIPE Musa Paradisiaca (SABA BANANA) AS MAIN INGREDIENT IN THE PRODUCTION OF PASTA" impressed the judges against other contenders from different schools.

Armed with tarpaulin, research papers and bright minds, the RiScian trio showcased their research skills and was able to explain their product with all confidence.

"Nakakakaba kasi sobrang galing mag-speak ng mga kalaban namin nun. Ang iniisip na lang namig na edge is that sanay na tayo sa research tsaka pag-dedefense," Garcia said when asked of how it feels to bring on the name of the school beyond its premises.

Also from RNSHS, the team of Timothy Pascua, Dana Lorena Tanuecoz and Cid Ryan Manalo came in 3rd place in the same event.

The said invitational tilt was organized by the Philippine Association of Food Technologists Inc. Beta Chapter.




Binangonan bustles Ondoy aftermath



Mun. Engineering Dept., GSO smooths clean-up drives

Despondency gripped Binangonan residents after typhoon Ondoy and two more tropical storms left them with an estimated damage of P69 million worth of properties.

“Preparedness is the best precaution to avoid great extent of damage when strong typhoon comes”, Municipal Engineer Nelson Pajarillo pointed out when asked about the lesson Ondoy imparted them.

Pajarillo further said that before the typhoon came, the municipal government sent a Paseo, a vehicle patrolling around Binangonan to give warning to the residents.

Restoration of the wrecked houses, roads and bridges was now the top priority of Binangonan Engineering department. They are currently working hand in hand with the General Service Office in major rescue and cleaning operations.

Seventeen barangays were reported to be still submerged in floodwaters. Barangays Mambog, Calumpang, Tagpos, Bilibiran, Gulod, Mahabang-parang, Lunsad, Pag-asa, and Pila-pila, were promptly affected among the other places in the municipality. Consequently, these places are the primary sites of relief operations and medical missions.

According to the Municipal Engineering Office, since they are situated along the shores of Laguna Lake, water rose up to 1.5 m more than its usual level.

In response to this, the government relocated them to their available day care centers. However, there are still some residents who chose to attend to their respective houses rather than to evacuate.

“Accessibility is our main concern. We need to cross improvised bridges which are unsteady and dangerous,” a resident who refused to leave pleaded when asked regarding their current problems. Nonetheless, they claimed that the government is doing their part by distributing relief goods that suffice the needs of their families.

Melissa Antoinette C. Garcia
and Reizle Jade C. Platitas




RISCI RCY fronts relief operation

Conforming to their oath of alleviating human suffering, the Red Cross Youth of Rizal National Science High School engaged in Red Cross relief operations conducted at the former Taytay Municipal Hall, Sept. 29.

Spearheaded by RCY Adviser, Mr. Marcelino Vocalan, the relief operation spanned five days. Vocalan was the one who initiated and kindled the spirit of volunteerism in the students. Due to his effort, many volunteers partook in giving relief goods and in repacking the items.

Relief goods were provided by the RCY Rizal Chapter and other donations from the students. RCY President Dana Tanuecoz, SSG President Kervin Picones along with other RiScians helped in the packing and distribution of relief goods.

Aside from the RiScian volunteers, students from the University of Asia and the Pacific and Don Bosco also reached out and gave time for this charity event.

The operation helped several families coming from the flooded areas throughout Rizal, specifically sites around Taytay and Cainta, two places where the typhoon’s devastation centered.

“It is a good thing that we were able to help other people. It was hard at the same time, it was fun because we were able to practice brotherhood and camaraderie,” RiSci volunteer Thea Fabay noted.

Lawrence Daniel Guidote




Manalo, Garcia reign in the Regional EnviCamp

RiScians’ competitiveness blazed above the rest as they engage themselves to the Regional Environmental Camp held in Pedro Guevarra Memorial National High School, Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Oct. 15-17.

In line with the theme, “Responding to Global Changes through Science and Technology”, the event posted different contests that aimed to nurture the minds of the participants towards care for nature.

Cid Ryan Manalo, armed with his compassionate thoughts and ideas prevails the Essay Writing Contest (Filipino)as he conquer for the 2nd Place. “The experience was very overwhelming and I’m looking forward for the contests to put into operation on our school. This will enhance our view towards environmental care. Manalo quoted from an interview.

On the other hand, Melissa Garcia, bring about victory as she snatch 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking. “I feel blessed. Even though we’re not prepared, I’m happy we still brought home awards. I’m also nervous for all our adversaries competed and won on the Division Level. After all I’ve greatly enjoyed the experience” Garcia sensibly utters.

Others, Reizle Platitas admirably grabs 6th place on the Environmental Science Quiz Bee. And participants, Michaella Tolentino on Collage Making, Mary Jozebelle Frias on Essay Writing Contest (English), John Louis Pulido on the Improvisation of Materials, Dana Tanuecoz as Research Reprsentative ,and Joshua Dela Cruz and Luigi Echica on Poster Making.

Mr. Marlon Sta. Catalina, one of the mentors of the delegates celebrated the triumph. Together with Sta. Catalina is Mr. Elmer Villadiego, both provide unconditional support to the delegates in spite the problems pertaining to the program and necessities for the contests.

The Environmental Camp aims to uplift the approach of the youth towards nature. They become immersed in conservation education, participating in fun activities and games that teach the wise use of natural resources.

Axl Krizz Aban




RISCI dominates Division STEP Skills

Despite the Typhoon Ondoy’s critical onslaught, seven RiScians still proved that their 10- day training is enough to reign in their respective contests in the 2009 Division STEP Skills Competition held at Rizal National Science High School, Oct. 15.

The Techno Quiz Bee was dominated by Marjorie Christy Aquino, IV-Perseverance, Jazzel Ann Lauron, IV-Fortitude and Jasmine Francisco, III- Loyalty as they seized first place in Home Economics, Agricultural Arts and Entrepreneurship respectively. Also Kenneth Rodriguez managed to grab the 4th place in Industrial Arts.

Kervin John Picones, IV- Perseverance triumphed in Electronic Bookkeeping Contest as Mary Eileen Raye Reusi, III-Joy prevailed in the Electronic Poster Making Competition. Partners Timothy Allan Pascua, IV-Humility and Chzandara Mae Año, II-Courage conquered the Miniature of Food Stall, Mock Development Contest.

Their coaches, Mrs. Aida San Juan, Mr. Jason Joven, Mr. Jhomar Robles and Ms. Rainelda Antazo guided the students with discipline and intellect to inspire and encourage them to secure the championship.

Aquino who was only 5th place in last year’s Techno Quiz triumphantly commented, “ I really felt blessed hearing pieces of advice from my friends and of course my coach.”

Contestants winning the top posts will advance to the Regional STEP Skills Competition aligned on Nov. 25-27 in Antipolo City.

Christian Oliver Verzosa




Three RISCIans up for Regional Science Quiz

Geared with their dexterity in the different fields of Science and Technology, the delegates of Rizal National Science High School paved their way to triumph as they emerged victorious after bagging back-to-back awards in the 2009 Division Science Quiz Bee, held at San Mateo National High School, Sept.25.

Among the contestants who bested their competitors after reaping first place were John Rommel Flora in General Science, coach Mrs. Lea delos Santos, Mariness Rivera in Biology, Mrs. Vangie

Cruz, and JC Albert Peralta in Physics, coach Mr. Marlon Sta. Catalina, while Jayes Silvestre cupped the 2nd spot in Chemistry with coach Mrs. Mary Rose Pasion.

RiScians in the person of Lovely Rumbines, Kia Bangsal, and Precious Ann Baltazar seized top post as they clutched 2nd Place in Collage Making Contest.

Meanwhile, Aaron de Leon also ranked 3rd in On the Spot Painting Contest.

“What happened was really overwhelming. I think it is the unity and cooperation of all the teachers in the department and the students that gave us a landslide win,” delos Santos, also the Department Chairman, emphasized when ask regarding her insights.

Flora, Rivera, and Peralta with their coaches will be part of the official delegation of Rizal to the Regional Science Quiz Bee to be held at Taysan National High School, San Jose, Batangas, Nov. 17-19.

Melissa Antoinette C. Garcia




RISCIan scribes prevail in DSSPC '09

Justifying once again the power of their pens, RiSci journalists conquered the 2009 Division Secondary Schools Press Conference as The Isotopes pen pushers were hailed 2nd place overall champion in Binangonan Elem. School, Oct. 7-9. Whereas, Ang Aghamanon staffs clutched the 3rd place in Filipino Category held in Taytay Elem. School, Oct. 21-23.

In Editorial Writing, Clarence Dave Gambal and Melissa Antoinette Garcia bagged 5th and 6th place respectively. Gambal, Reizle Jade Platitas and Lea Isabel Riñon grabbed 3rd,6th and 7th places in Copy reading and Headline writing.

Leading in Photojournalism were Christine Faith Tan, 3rd place; Abigail Jacosalem, 4th place and Arnel Pancho, 9th place. Abigail Hannica Ramirez clutched 6th place in Sports writing and 9th place in Feature writing category.

English broadcasters celebrated victory as cluster BIBA led by RiScians snatched the 1st place in Best Overall Presentation and Best Infomercial. Also, they seized 2nd place in Best Script. The tandem of Axl Krizz Aban and Reizle Platitas reigned as the champion in Best Anchor- Tandem category. Moreover, Platitas and Garcia were acclaimed as 1st Best Anchor and 1st Best Reporter respectively.

Glenn Sabales and Kristine Alfonsine Bangsal posted twin championships in Pagsulat ng Balita and Larawang Pampamamahayag. Sabales also inked 9th place in Pagsulat ng Balitang Isports as Kervin John Picones and Beryll Justin Montano captured 4th and 8th place in Pagsulat ng Editoryal. Winners ofPagwawasto ng at Pag-uulo ng Balita were Montano, Mary Anne Cauan, Jerico Perez ranking 3rd,7th, and 10th place respectively.

Aaron Noel de Leon and Cauan were named as 4th and 2nd Best Anchor as Nicole Olayres ensnared the Best Showbiz reporter title. Cluster BIBA clasped of the Best Script, Best Presentation and Best Infomercial awards.

In addition, PLatitas, Garcia and Pancho were elected as president, project manager and P.R.O. correspondingly, in the Student Journalists Association of Rizal, English category. Meanwhile, Montano, Picones and de Leon were recognized as president,auditor and P.R.O. of the association’s Filipino counterpart.

Students with the highest positions in different catagories will advance in the Regional Scjools Press Conference set sometime in December.

Reizle Jade C. Platitas




RISCI converges awards in Div. Science Fair

Scientific prowess defined scholastic dominance as Rizal National Science High School once gain hoisted its newest grandslam title dominating 6 Major Categories in consonance with the 2009 Division Science Month aptly dubbed as “Adapting to Diverse Science Culture for Development”, at RNSHS open ground, Sept. 18 and 25.

Proving our excellence, 33 student-scientists banked its respective 33 individual medals of 2009 Division Science Fair, Cluster II, bringing prestige and glory to their academic institution.

On the Life Science Individual Category, the study, “The Biological Control of the Bloomforming Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa Using Ankistrodesmus falcatus: Preliminary Study” by Khrista Evangelista bagged 1st place, seconded by Faith Tan; both from III-Joy. The third spot snatched by Timothy Alan A. Pascua of IVHumility. Also, Melissa Garcia and Ceejay Hernandez placed 4th and 5th place respectively.

Waving their banners on the Life Science Group Category, Joyce Efraim B. Villanueva and Darlene Mae U. Pacnis of IVFortitude clutched 1st place in their winning project, “Moringa olifera (Malunggay) Leaves as an Alternative Plant Protein Source in the Production of Feeds for Oreochromis sp. (Red Tilapia). Ajyrmae M. Cenidoza and Nicole D. Olayres claimed 2nd place. Likewise, the study by Jeric Caronongan and Jian Paul Caronongan sheltered 3rd place.

On the other hand, posting their expertise on the application of science concepts, Carlo Piano of III-Joy led the Applied Science Individual Category as he banked 1st Place with his title, “Application of Cadmium Sulfide Cell and the Solid State Materials in the Development of 5-Zone Security Device”. After this, capping twin wins, prestige is for Janella M. Reyes of IV-Humility and Beatriz Pati of III-Joy as they inscribed a tie on the second spot. While Danica L. Tanuecoz won 3rd place.

Furthermore, the Applied Science Group winners were headed by Dana Tanuecoz and Gina Jacosalem with, “Design, Construction and Testing of a Multi- Purpose AC-DC Nebulizer”. On the other hand, winning proponents Arnel L. Pancho Jr. of IIIhonesty and Joanna Michelle J. Valdez of IV-Humility emerged 2nd victors;. Next in the list are Abigail Jacosalem and Eden De Guzman who secured the third spot. Completing the winning studies are Reizle Platitas and Rhina San Juan, Raye Reusi and Aleck Palisoc on the 4th and 5th place respectively.

Aside form this, Mr. Marlon Sta. Catalina and Mr. Elmer Villadiego who served as coaches of the science fair winners banked top meed on their fields as they dominated the Teachers’ Investigatory project, capping twin 1st aces.

Meanwhile, a Demo Fest was also conducted and participated by different secondary science teachers summing our Division in line with the said celebration. This event enabled the teachers find an alternative and more effective way of imparting knowledge to their students. Teachers in this fest were evaluated by the distinguished panel of critics by the DepEd Rizal.

Top three winners will represent our division in the forthcoming 2009 Regional Intel Philippines Science Fair at Taysan National High School, Batangas City, Nov. 13.

Arnel L. Pancho Jr.




Jacosalem rules Essay Writing Tilt

Abigail Jacosalem put the pride of Rizal National Science High School to the pedestal as she top the Pop Ed and ASEAN Quiz Bee and Rizal’s Life, Works, and Writings Quiz held at Francisco P. Felix Memorial National High School, Sept. 15.

The Quiz held contests with several categories namely: Essay Writing Contest, Pop Ed Quiz Bee, ASEAN Quiz Bee, and Rizal’s Life, Works, and Writings and a theme of “Educating the Youth to fight against Poverty”.

Trained and molded by her coach Mrs. Leovigilda Gutierrez, Jacosalem has made her path to the top grabbing first place in the Essay Writing Category, through some 41 other contenders all over the Province of Rizal with the theme as their topic.

“She deserved to win because she was not only good in writing but she was as well determined to win,” voiced Gutierrez in an interview.

Jacosalem stressed that it was a happy experience for her and she feel blessed because it was her first time joining an interschool writing competition.

Meanwhile, Garcia has posed a record by seizing the third place in her category, Pop Ed Quiz Bee which tackled about significant changes in the population and people’s role in these changes.

Other delegates for the Tilt were Gene Lloyd Torres for the ASEAN Quiz Bee Category and Audrey Rhilen Teodoro for Rizal’s Life, Works, and Writings Quiz.

Clarence Dave Gambal




RNSHS launches Mr. and Ms. Risci Pageant

Highlighting the annual Family Day, Rizal National Science High School will bring in a display of beauty and brains through Mr. and Ms. RiSci 2009 on the school grounds, Dec. 5.

As this year’s newest feature, the school administration and the Parents- Teachers Community Association(PTCA) agreed to show a different side of Riscians via this pageant. Each section is represented by their candidates summing up to 15 pairs of contestants.

The representatives will have the pre-pageant on Nov. 14 wearing their creative costumes made of indigenous materials to be provided by their respective class.

Cash prizes sponsored by the PTCA awaits the winners of Mr. and Ms. RiSci. An amount of P7,500 will be given to the title holders; second place,P5,000 and the third placer will get P3,000.

Unlike the previous years, celebration of the school’s family day will take place at the school quadrangle. All year levels will have the festivity simultaneously to develop unity and strong among the students. Regular activities like Bingo games and the Battle of the Bands will also be carried out.

Jonas Laurente


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