LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Eastern La Trinidad National High School, Beckel headed by Alfonso C. Doriano celebrated its annual Science-Math Festival culminating activity on October 7 with the theme “Juan Science, Juan Math, Juan Nation.”
Quiz bee, poster making, slogan making, damath, and sci-damath were some of the contest activities for the students from Grade 7 to Grade 11. Certificates and cash incentives were given to winners.
The school director of AMA Computer College-Baguio Mr. Lito B. Develos was the guest speaker. “We are scientific and mathematical people, we are not conscious that what we are doing is actually the application of science and math,” he said in his speech while he gave examples.
The activities aimed at reminding students and put into action the 3 R’s of waste management to reuse, reduce and recycle to help save energy, preserve natural resources, limit pollution, reduce landfill, and others, to help slow our global waste problem and climate change.
Search for Mr. and Ms. Sci-Math 2016 was included and was the most awaited part of the program. Mr. Jerson N. Peria and Ms. Kaycee A. Maglaya were the crowned Mr. and Ms. Sci-Math.
Part of the search was the eco-attire competition wherein contestants modeled their gowns made of repurposed and recycled waste materials like sando bags, plastics, bottle caps, and other container materials.
The coordinators of the program said that the activities also enhanced the creativity and artistic ability of the students and most of all contributes to the preservation of mother earth.
Sci-Math Club members and their mentors coordinated the preparations for the said culminating activity.
“On behalf of all coordinators, I would like to acknowledge the effort of everyone, for the teamwork, for those who rendered special numbers, and those who donated flowers,” Eleonor A. Antonio a faculty member said in her interview.
The activity is based on the mandate under the Proclamation No. 264, s. 2002 declaring the month of September as National Science Club Month to enhance the full understanding of science, technology, and environment as vital to the development of a nation.
By FREDA M. GOSE