City officials recently congratulated and commended students of the Philippine Science High School–Cordillera Administrative Region (PSHS-CAR) for bagging awards in the Global Astronomy and Astrophysics Online Competition held on June 20, 2023.
In a resolution authored by Councilor Betty Lourdes F. Tabanda, local legislators stated that the local government is truly proud of the honor and recognition earned by the students from the premier science school of the country based in the city with the use of technologies and global connectivity through the internet.
Earlier, the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition is an online international science competition that enables high school and university students for junior under 18 years old and youth over 18 years old, high school or university students from participating countries around the world.
Further, the participants went through a series of qualifying rounds, pre-final and final rounds for the online astronomy competition conceived to inspire the interests of the youth, to challenge them to creative astronomy and astrophysics problems.
Among the winners of the aforesaid competition are the students from the PSHS-CAR who unleashed their creativity and garnered awards, cash prizes and global recognition, particularly Grade 9 – Carl Angelo F. Rigos – silver honor and Vance Kristoff D. Damoco – bronze winner; Grade 10 – Aydin Chaxadi G. Evangelista – bronze honor and Thomas Eugene R. Leung – bronze honor; Grade 11 – Joe Mark A. Aglolo – silver honor, Ian Jed L. Sabiniano – bronze honor, Garbrielle Andrei V. Rico – bronze honor and Zyann Rubi D. Omadlao, bronze honor and Grade 12 – Hannah V. Ramos – silver honor, Kagan J. Lidua – bronze honor and Alfonzo Euri P. Barbon – bronze honor.
Copies of the approved resolution will be transmitted to the PSHS-CAR and the aforesaid winners for their information, guidance, ready reference and further needed action.