Pre-service teachers of the College of Teacher Education (CTE) bested other Universities in the country during the 1st ASEAN Pre-Service Teacher (APRESET) Camp held at Baguio City on December 15-17, 2013.
Accompanied by CTE faculty mentors Marisol Tubo and Ericson Alieto, the student-delegates from WMSU were Brenfel Castillo, Bon Jovi Hajan and Betsy Pearl Parangan from Bachelor of Secondary Education; and Ivan Jerome Napigkit and Sarah Mae Sales from Bachelor of Elementary Education.
Participated by a total of 285 delegates from different Universities in the Philippines, the camp was spearheaded by the Philippine Normal University—the national center for teacher education. Among the participating institutions were the University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, Adamson University, Bicol State University, St. Louise University (Baguio), University of Rizal System, Cordillera University, Angeles University Foundation, Philippine Normal University (Lopez Campus), PNU (Cadiz Campus), PNU (Manila), University of Cordilleras, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Occidental Mindoro State University, University of Antique, and Central Mindanao University.
WMSU delegates who reaped awards and recognition were Napigkit, who placed 6th in the Whiz Quiz; Parangan, who was hailed as the Best Demonstration Teacher bringing home a gold medallion; Castillo, who was declared as Most Outstanding Research Presenter, also bringing home gold while his co-researcher Hajan who was conferred with a certificate.
“The Crimsons always give their best. Considering the culture of excellence that my school inculcated in me, I just knew, even before the declaration of winners, that I made it,” Castillo confidently expressed after being announced as the first place in Research Presentation, outshining 16 other student researchers from other universities. (WMSU Press Release)