Mind Bending: Survival of the Fittest - Science Quiz Bee

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the Senior High School students of Liceo del Verbo Divino battled out their scientific minds during the Survival of the Fittest: Science Quiz Bee held at Room H-303 of the LVD Twin Building as part of the Science, Mathematics, and Information Technology (SMIT) Month Celebration.

A. Robiene, C. Apostol, J.V. Alcober

“The main purpose of having a science quiz bee is to let the students explore their scientific minds, because I know every one of us has a very scientific side of us, we just need to uncover them on specific occasions,” said Mr. Dean Cinco, a Science Coordinator, in an interview.

Among the eight teams, Grade 12 leads the competition, with Our Lady of Peñafrancia securing the first place, Our Lady of Montserrat in second, and Our Lady of La Salette in third.

Mr. Cinco expressed his message to the Divinians, who are enthusiasts of science: “Keep the fire burning. I know they might say that we were born in the wrong generation and all of the things are already discovered, but I believe that there are still a lot of things to be discovered. It just needs the right mind, the right time, and the right place for you to discover things that weren’t discovered yet.”

Moreover, the winners from Grade 12, Our Lady of Peñafrancia, stated that the quiz bee made them refresh their minds in order to answer the questions. Being calm despite the pressure helped them; as they quote, “Diamonds are made under pressure." They also thanked their adviser, Mr. Marvin Sabillo, for the support.

The activity was about bringing out the scientist within each student. A reminder from Mr. Cinco is, “Stay curious, and never stop dreaming.”

The list of winners are as follows:

1st Place – Grade 12 Our Lady of Peñafrancia

Christopher John Escala

Gean Mark Allunam

Jeremiah Veronica Glova

2nd Place – Grade 12 Our Lady of Montserrat

Johannah Maj

Robbie Siozon

Aleighna Louise Cabacang

3rd Place – Our Lady of La Salette

Hency Mae Ignacio

Archie Dwayne Odinada

Kyzelle Ozoa

Photos by R. Yao, C. Elizon