Published on: December 23, 2020
Through the Department of Science and Technology- Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR), a total of nine (9) Youth Excellence in Science (YES) awardees from the region received their medals during the virtual awarding on November 9, 2020, held via Zoom App.
The awardees were composed of eight high school (8) students from the Philippine Science High School- Cordillera Administrative Region Campus (PSHS-CARC) in Baguio City namely: Aldred Alvarado, Vash Patrick Ancheta, Viany Rhese Calaunan, Alaric Justin Conlu, Cris Magdalene Dela Cruz, Iustus Maximus Nas, Alphonsus Rouis Nonog, and Gabrielle Andrei Rico who were able to bag international bronze and silver awards last year. Meanwhile, Meljon Viste from Abra High School (AHS) in the Province of Abra also bagged silver and bronze awards after joining two (2) international competitions last year.
“The Youth Excellence in Science Award or the YES Award is a simple recognition of the highest degree for the youths’ exemplary achievements in the fields of science and mathematics. By being a recipient of the YES Medal, the Philippines, through the Department of Science and Technology, regards your efforts as a value in the nation’s quest for excellence and your names shall be included in the roster of honorable men and women of science”, underscored by the Regional Director of DOST-CAR, Dr. Nancy A. Bantog as she expressed her congratulatory note to the awardees.
Meanwhile, Dr. Conrado C. Rotor, the Campus Director of the PSHS- CARC encouraged the awardees to excel more as he reminded that success is not measured by the number of medals received, rather it is the achieved long-term meaningful goals thru passion and perseverance.
The YES Awards is conducted annually through the DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) in recognition to young achievers in international science and mathematics competitions. This also aims to further motivate and inspire the youth to strive for excellence in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).//FLAA