DOST recognizes young int’l Math, Science wizards in Region 1

By Joanne Namnama P. Dilim, PIA 1, La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, April 24 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology in Ilocos recently conferred the Youth Excellence (YES) award to 33 young achievers in international Mathematics and Science competitions.

The awarding ceremony was held on April 16 at the Diego Silang Hall, La Union Provincial Capitol here.

DOST regional director Armando Ganal said the awards system was established by their agency through the Science Education Institute to distinguish youth achievers in international science and mathematics competitions registered with SEI-DOST by national organizers.

“The YES Awards is being implemented yearly to further motivate and inspire the youth to strive for excellence in the fields of Science and Mathematics,” said Ganal.

Ganal had conferred medals of recognition to a total of 33 students who topped in international competitions in 2014 and brought home gold, silver and bronze medals.

“These students came from 12 leading secondary educational institutions in the region,” Ganal said.

In particular, international youth achievers came from four schools in La Union, two schools in Ilocos Sur and seven schools in Pangasinan.#