Philippine Science High School (also called “Pisay”) students from the Cordillera Administrative Region Campus, Caleb Joshua R. Abrazaldo (Grade 11) and ReiArionVidel D. Buena (Grade 10), bagged the gold medal during the 8th ASEAN + 3 Student Camp and Teacher Workshop for the Gifted in Science (ACGS) held in Beijing, China last January.

Abrazaldo and Buena who made an edge over other participants from 12 countries got the gold for their performance in the workshop. They were rated in various aspects such as recitation, speed in disassembling and assembling the soccer robot, and poster presentation.

During the student camp, the participating students had a two-day lecture-workshop on assigned subject tasks then presented their outputs through posters.

Meanwhile, three other grade 9 students from PSHS Ilocos Region Campus got their share of silver and bronze medals. Adrian Charles Tiu Lao clinched the silver whileKristine Marie C. Jardiolin and Elizabeth Rae S. Peralta got bronze medals.

The 8th ACGS is participated inby 11Asian nations,namely Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Sweden was a guest country for this year’s event.

The 8th ACGS focused on innovation. The student camp was grouped into five subject tasks:Bridge Model Design and Making, Model Airplane Design and Making, Soccer Robot Operation, Small Rocket Model Design and Making and 3D Print Study. Abrazaldo and Buena were assigned to the Soccer Robot Operation.

The ACGS, established to discover young intelligent students, is participated in by high school students who are gifted science and are 15 years old and below.

Organizers of the 8thACGS are the Children & Youth Science Center of CAST, Beijing No.35 High School, and China Association of Children’s Science Instructors. It was hosted by the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, and the Department of International Affairs under the China Association for Science and Technology.

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Bemedalled | The Philippine delegates with their medals (L-R): Elizabeth Rae S. Peralta, Adrian Charles Tiu Lao, ReiArionVidel D. Buena, Caleb Joshua R. Abrazaldo and Kristine Marie C. Jardiolin.

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Buena and Abrazaldo explain to the judges what the soccer robot can do.

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Buena and Abrazaldo with Freda M. Wong who served as escort of the Pisay students.

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