With the aim to inculcate a deeper understanding of Math and Science among Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) learners, Hua Siong College of Iloilo spearheaded its first-ever MathScilympics with the theme, “Innovations in Science and Math: Navigating a Path of Global Wellness” last September 8, 2023 at the Ty Eng Liong Gymnasium Ledesco Campus.
The event kicked off with an orientation and talk spearheaded by Prof. Donna Gabor, faculty of the University of the Philippines Visayas.
Gabor highlighted that Science and Math subjects may be difficult for learners, but they need to learn the basic skills in order to improve their comprehension.
Moreover, a MathSci Battle of the Brains and an Eco-Fashion Show were given the spotlights in the said event.
Teams composed of JHS and SHS participants from each year level were made to answer challenging Math and Science questions in the quiz competition.
Rui Suarez, Angel Co, Abigail Margaux Piad, Jean Paul Jaleco, Cindy Loraine Escosa, and Jared Ramyll Chua nailed first place.
Moreover, learners’ creativity, resourcefulness, and inventiveness in using recycled materials were embodied by the contenders of the fashion show. Rica Daniella Tan and her team from Grade 12 Ledesco bagged the Eco-Fashion Show crown.
Meanwhile, the SHS learners participated in the Greenovation Challenge, a comprehensive green initiative proposal on sustainability within the school, wherein the top five groups who passed the pre-screening process presented their plans to the judges. Grade 12 – Galileo clinched the first place, while the Grade 12 – Bliss and
Grade 11 – Pascal landed in the second and third places, respectively.
Simultaneously, the Junior High School learners enjoyed the activities prepared by the Math and Science departments which were held in the covered court. Learners set up booths related to both subjects and participated in the SteMathlon Games.
The first-ever celebration of SciMath Days aims to bring together the entire Hua Siong community in motivating and engaging learners with a plethora of Math and Science activities.