PH wins Best in Cultural Presentation

by Clark Vincent D. Bayotas, JHS Faculty

Kate Louise Francisco, Nishren Mapandi Moctar and Hussnie Bin Abdulcarim Basher, 10th Graders of Liceo de Cagayan University Junior High School were among the six (6) German language scholars who represented the Philippines in this year’s Asia-Pacific German Language Olympics (Deutcholympiade Asien Pazifk 2019) held last August 10-16 in Bogor, Indonesia.

photo by Kate Francisco

After undergoing a competitive screening that factored in academic standing in German class and winning the 2019 APDO Video Making Contest in Manila, Francisco, Moctar and Basher, together with 3 other German scholars namely: Ronarie Entoma (Jose Abad Santos High School), Lyn Arielle Villorente (New Era High School) and Samantha Fuchs (Pasay City West High School), were granted an all-expense paid trip to Indonesia to participate the said competition.

photo by Goethe-Institut Philippinen
photo by Goethe-Institut Philippinen

When asked about their whole experience, the three unhesitatingly said that joining the competition was never part of their expectations and that the whole experience was like a dream. They also added that if given a chance to attend the same endeavor and revisit the same places, they will surely grab the opportunity.

photo by Goethe-Institut Philippinen

It is Liceo’s second time to join the APDO. And in this year’s participation, Liceans bagged the Best in Cultural Performance award after showcasing the rich culture of the Philippines through an amusing and entertaining performance during the Cultural Night.

photo by Goethe-Institut Philippinen

The Asia-Pacific German Olympics (APDO) is an international competition for young learners studying German Language in selected high schools in Asia Pacific Regions, including the Philippines. Its aim is to unite German learners from the entire Asian-Pacific region and to show them that they can build friendships across country borders, cultures and religions through the German language.

The students’ engagement is a fruit of Liceo U’s continued partnership with the Goethe Institut Philippinen, the language and culture arm of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Full text at The Vanguard below.

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