WMSU Team Wins National Quiz Bowl
October 13, 2008

THE Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) team emerged champion in the recent national quiz bowl sponsored by the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC).

In report to WMSU President Dr. Grace J. Rebollos, Prof. Esnaen M. Catong said the quiz bowl was on the subjects of Philippine history, Philippine government, geography and culture.

The three-man team was composed of Mel Nicholo Carballo (A.B. Political Science IV-A), Jan Dominic Oriño (A.B. Political Science III-A) and Alvin Rex Lucero (A.B. Political Science IV-A). Prof. Catong was their coach and trainer.

The contenst was held at the Philippine Normal College in Manila last September 17. It was part of PASUC’s National Literary-Cultural Festival 2008.

Meantime, WMSU’s floral float won the top prize in the floral parade contest held last Saturday, October 11th, in celebration of the Zamboanga Hermosa festival in honor of the feast of the Neustra Señora del Pilar.

The university float featured a calesa being pulled by a horse, all made of flowers. The reigning Mr. and Miss WMSU graced the float.

The university’s Integrated Laboratory School high school department also field an ensemble to participate in the street dance contest, which was won by the Zamboanga City High School Main. (Rey Luis Banagudos, PAO/WMSU)