Iligan, Oro Schools are NSTW Quiz Bowl 2016 Champs




WINNERS ALL. The NSTW 2016 Quiz Bowl winning teams pose for posterity with their coaches and parents.

WINNERS ALL. The NSTW 2016 Quiz Bowl winning teams pose for posterity with their coaches and parents.

The sister cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro each took home the championship in the Department of Science and Technology Region 10’s National Science and Technology Week 2016 Quiz Bowl.

The competition in both levels was stiff and thrilling to say the least.

In the elementary level quiz bowl, La Salle Academy, Liceo de Cagayan University, West City Central School and Xavier University Grade School finished tied for first after the easy round with 8 points each.

St. Mary’s School made a strong push in the Average Round with 24 points, followed by City Central School with 21 and four teams with 18 (XUGS, LSA, LDCU & Rosevale School). With this, St. Mary’s took the driver’s seat with 30 pts., followed by City Central with 27 and 3 others with 26 (XUGS, LSA & LDCU).

Then seemingly out of nowhere, Oro Christian Grade School topped the final round with 35 points to emerge champion, with City Central second with 52 and XUGS third with 51, though both finished the round with 25.

Oro Christian Grace School emerged Champion in the Elementary Category

Oro Christian Grace School emerged Champion in the Elementary Category

In the High School Quiz Bowl, three teams gave a foretaste of the thrills to come as they finished with identical perfect scores of 10: Defending Champion Gusa Regional Science High School, Manolo Fortich National High School and Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology College of Education-Integrated Development School (MSU-IIT CED IDS).

However, Merry Child School and Camiguin National High School finished the Average Round strongly to emerge as 1st and 2nd with identical 24 points, the former with 33 points and the latter with 32. Gusa RSHS, MSU-IIT CED IDS and Xavier University Junior High School finished the round with identical 18 point scores with the first two lurking closely at third with identical 28 points.

The stage was set for a nail-biting Difficult Round as four teams emerged with identical 20 point totals: Gusa RSHS, MSU-IIT CED IDS, and XU JHS. The round was so difficult no team was able to get the correct answer for three of the ten questions.

Competing High School teams raise their answers following a question

Competing High School teams raise their answers following a question

But only the first two made it to the sudden playoffs with identical 48 point totals where they were joined by Merry Child School with the same score despite scoring only 15, on the strength of its previous round standing.

After the first tie-break, MSU-IIT CED IDS emerged champion after submitting the only correct answer to the question “How many meters in a picometer (pm)?” Defending champion Gusa RSHS showed it was still a force to reckon with by finishing second after the second tie-break, and Merry Child Academy settled for third.

The High School Level 2016 Quiz Bowl Champion from MSU-IIT CED IDS was composed of Abdel-Nasher S. Tanggor and Ronald Stephen A. Galorio, with  Odyssa Natividad M. Molo and Ivy Claire V. Mordeno as coaches.

MSU-IIT CED IDS takes the gold in the High School Category.

MSU-IIT CED IDS takes the gold in the High School Category.

The Distinguished Panel of Judges

The Distinguished Panel of Judges

Gusa National Science High School team included John Benedict Lamorin and Iryll Dave Plazuela and Joan Ohay (coach) while the second runner up Merry Child School team was composed of Karl Lou Rodriguez and Eloisa Jane L. Baclayon, with Rachel Anne S. Tropel, coach.

Gusa Regional Science High School emerges as a force to reckon with after a Silver Medal finish in the High School Category.

Gusa Regional Science High School emerges as a force to reckon with after a Silver Medal finish in the High School Category.

Merry Child Academy finished a strong third in the High School Category

Merry Child Academy finished a strong third in the High School Category

The 2016 NSTW Quiz Bowl Champion Oro Grace Christian School team included Ethan Rey Dominic Magaro and Raphael Joseph Gaane, with Wenelyn Obguia, coach.

First runner up City Central School team was composed of Pauline Mae Comaling and Maria Meliza Rocat with Elena Galarrita, coach. Second runner up Xavier University Grade School team was composed of Rey Stephen L. Chua and Alyanna Claire L. Mejias, with Conception Bucod and Corazon Vasallo, coaches. (RMB)

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