WMSU Students Win Laurels In Recent Inter-School Events
October 30, 2006

Two college students of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) topped the recently held 25th National Civil Engineering Students Quiz regional eliminations.

Fifth year engineering students Girlie Cajano and Leonard Alcala placed first and third, respectively, in the regional round of the quiz bowl held in Dipolog City last October 20. The resulets were communicated recently by their coach and adviser, Salvador Robles, Jr. to WMSU president Dr. Eldigario Gonzales.

Dr. Gonzales said that as regional champion, Cajano will present Western Mindanao in the national finals to be held in Iloilo City in November. The competition is organized by the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE).

in another inter-school contest, the Integrated Laboratory Schools (ILS) newsletter The Newscope staff won honors in the resent 2006 Division Schools Press Conference.

In a report to Dr. Gonzales, ILS- principal Vicente Ruste disclosed the followingresults, to wit: Vanessa Alfaro – 2nd place, news writing; Arnie Arquiza – 3rd, editorial writing (English) and 4th, photo journalism; John Alfer Bag-o – 4th, editorial cartooning; Eton Dela Cruz – 6th, feature writing; Sarah Taradji – 4th, copying-reading and headline writing; Rena joy Castigado -6th, photojournalism.

Ruste said the winning students will particiapte in the nest level of the contest, which is the 2006 Rregional Schools Press Conference to be held in Zamboanga City in December. The city-level round was held at the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School.

in a yet another event, the same ILS newsletter writers genered overall 2nd place in the newsletter layout category in the recent held 2006 Zamboanga Campus Journalism Conference held at the Red Cross Hotel Conference Room last October 14, Ruster also reported.

Meanwhile, 25 art- minded students of WMSU painted .images of the undersea world as participants in the “Fishes of the Ocean Longest Canvass painting”.

The painting extravaganza, aimed at raising public consciousness on the need to conserve marine resources, was sponsored by the Bureau of Fisheriesan Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office in line with the recent observence of Fisheries Conservation Consciousness Week.

In a report to Dr. Gonzale, WMSU visual arts coordinator Anthony Barandino, who headed the participation, said the university students came from the colleges of nursing, architecture, engineering, an the Institue of Physical Education, Sports and Cultural Affairs.

He said the students painted a combined 65 meters of the total 200 meters set by BFA. nationwide, BFAR aimed to complete a total of 8.5 kilometers of continuous painted canvass on sea life with the objective of landing a place in the Guinness Book of records, Barandino said. (Rey-Luis Banagudos-PAO/WMSU).