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PGAS honors Students, International Awardees


CELEBRATING VICTORY, the Provincial Local Government of Agusan del Sur during the flag raising ceremony on July 8, 2013 awarded a group of students who won in the recently concluded international competitions.

Allaney Jia G. Doroy, a grade VI pupil of San Francisco Pilot Central Elementary School bagged 2 gold medals for winning both the Individual and Team Philippines-Standard and 1 bronze medal for Team Philippines-Rapid during the 14th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship held on June 6-13, 2013 at Chiangmai, Thailand.

The 11-year old Agusanon who was named the 1st Youngest Female Women Fide Master (WFM) in the Philippines, received a new laptop right and then from Gov. Adolph Edward G. Plaza who was also so proud of the child’s exemplary achievement.

Also in the field of inventions, 13 students from Agusan del Sur National Science High School garnered two gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal, Korea University Invention Association Special Award and International Intellectual Property Network Forum Leading Innovation Award during the 2013 Macau International Innovation and Invention Expo at Fisherman’s Wharf Convention and Exhibition Center, Macau China on June 28-30, 2013.

The researchers namely Quinly Mar D. Omanglad, Yva Faye G. Castro, Lady Kristelle Van Z. Alaan, Norelyn M. Elladora, NQ B. Camarao, Erwin Royce O. Unson,  Vunn Jon Whan A. Teposo, Liezel I. Cavan, Charlene Bahalla,  Divine Mercy Q. Palad,  April Joyce Martinez,  Ace Michael B. Magalso, Roselle D. Bustamante, Jessah Mae D. Largo, Joy Bernabeth S. Opiana,  Arfe Joanne C. Goyo were coached by Norelyn M. Elladora,  Ace Michael B. Magalso and Liezel I. Cavan.

Gov. Plaza in his short talk after the awarding said he was very happy to recall that Agusan del Sur National Science High School which was just established in 2002 through the efforts of the provincial local government is now already producing empowered and science oriented individuals.

“Once again, we have proven not only in the country but also in the world that the kind of education we have in Agusan del Sur is globally competitive in the field of science and sports”, Gov Plaza added.

Awardees will receive cash incentives from the province pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No. 7, series of 2003.

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