CCNHS team tops ICT quiz show Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Cebu City National Science High School students Jan Rommel Duterte, Meghan Marie Aliño, Mark Rizaldy Ramos (holding plaques) and coach Rommel Otero (3rd from left) are all smiles after winning the 1st Aboitiz Foundation ICT Quiz Show. Flanking them are (from left) Department of Education 7 ICT Coordinator Maurita Ponce, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. Chief Technology Officer Hoton Elicano, Aboitiz Foundation EVP & Managing Trustee Augusto Carpio III and University of San Carlos – South Campus Computer Animation Instructor Michael Montejo.
Representatives from 45 public high schools in Metro Cebu got to test their knowledge on information communication and technology (ICT) during the Aboitiz Foundation’s 1st ICT Quiz Show held last Dec. 10 at the Benedicto College Gymnasium in Mandaue City.
Each participating school sent one team, with each team composed of three students who are currently enrolled this school year. All participating schools have been beneficiaries of various ICT projects from the Aboitiz Foundation.
The quiz show had four rounds—elimination, quarterfinal, semi-final and final. Each round had three sets of questions, with 10 questions for each set.
Five teams were declared winners. Cebu City National Science High School was named the grand champion prize, followed by Apas Night High School (2nd place), Mandaue City Science High School (3rd place), Pardo National High School (4th place) and Tisa Integrated School (5th place). They received a cash prize, token and sets of multi-media equipment from the Aboitiz Foundation.
Aboitiz Foundation EVP & Managing Trustee Augusto Carpio III and Department of Education 7 ICT Coordinator Maurita Ponce graced the event. Teachers and students from the different participating school also attended the activity.
The ICT quiz show aims to evaluate the impact and usefulness of the donated computers to the beneficiary schools as well as assess their performance and learnings in the computer subject.
The Aboitiz Foundation is the corporate foundation of the Aboitiz Group with social development initiatives focused on the areas of education, enterprise development, primary health and child care, and the environment. With education as its main thrust, the Foundation allocates more than half of its annual budget to education-related projects.