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4 Benguet students rank 2 of 159 in Science Research Competition in Malaysia

La Trinidad, Benguet - Four students from Benguet brought home a silver medal after the group’s research stood out among 159 entries at the 13th Regional Congress Search for SEAMEO Young Scientists (SSYS) in Penang, Malaysia.


Organized by the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics, SSYS is a regional Science Exhibition/Congress where participants from various countries present scientific and technological research projects.


This seeks to empower youths to contribute to the One Health field through innovative approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).


Held from June 10-14, 2024, the competition draws over a hundred entries from different countries in Asia.


In said event, Carrie Tolentino, Glenzy Rose Marcos, Juh Rhyzzyll Lingaling, and Carla Joy Rafanan from Benguet National High School (BeNH) presented their project entitled "Solar-Powered IoT-Based Hydro Management System” (SIBOG).


Behind their success is their coaches Imelda Espiritu and Eugene Espiritu who accompanied and guided them throughout their journey.


With the accolade they have brought to the province, Governor Melchor Diclas, who provided financial assistance to them before their flight to Malaysia, extended his congratulations to the students, BeNH, and coaches.


On their Facebook page, the school thanked the governor for his support of the students’ financial needs.


“Our gratitude to Governor Melchor Diclas and his administration for the support,” they wrote.

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