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DCNHS students bag international award for Science Investigatory Project PDF Print E-mail

by: MAY ANN M. JUMUAD,PhD
Education Program Supervisor-English & SPFL
DepEd Division of Davao City

altRubeliene Chezka Gloria, Myrelle  Angela Colas, and Nadine  Antonette  Obafial of Davao City National High School (DCNHS) won the second grand award for their science investigatory project during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Los Angeles California, on May 14-19.
In their project entitled “Insecticidal Activity of Acacia (Samaneasaman) Bark Extract Against Adult Black Bug (Scotinophora sp.)”, the three incoming Grade 10 students proved that the acacia bark is an effective organic insecticide against adult black rice bug. Aside from winning an award of US$1,500, their names will also be submitted to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) of which to name after the minor planets that have been discovered by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteriod Research (LINEAR).
Being part of the 2017 ISEF Team Philippines, they were accompanied by their coach, Mr. Joseph Jacob, and two Intel-ISEF peers; Maries Ann Silvestre of Juan R. Liwag Memorial High School, Gapan Neuva Ecija (proponent of the project, “Reduction of beta-amyloid Aggregation and Attenuation of Paralysis of Coconut ‘cocos nucifera’ Crude Ethanolic Leaf Extract in Transgenic caenorhabditiselegans Model of Alzheimer’s disease and Inclusion Body Myositis”), and Ricky Dave Mercado of Nabuslot National High School, Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro (proponent of the project, “Surface Morphology of the Different Agricultural Wastes Used as Sound Absorber and Thermal Insulator”).
The team formerly emerged as the best from the top winners of the National Science and Technology Fair of the Department of Education held in Tagaytay City in December 2016.
altThe young scientists returned to a heroes’ welcome in Davao City National High School upon their arrival headed by the school principal, Dr. Wenefredo E. Cagape,EdD, PhD. The award was welcome news for DepEd Region XI  under the leadership of the Regional Director Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte and feather in the cap of Davao City Division being the Home of the Champions, spearheaded by the Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO VI.
The student winners perched on the back of a car and waved to the cheering well-wishers as their large motorcade made its way through the Davao City's streets to Davao City National High School accompanied by DepEd Regional and Division officials.
More than bringing pride and honor to their school and to the country, these young scientists serve as an inspiration to all other students pursuing plans on science research.
 

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