MSU-GSC Senior High School wins its second straight Regional Championship - PSA XII Stat Quiz

Release Date: 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Following its big win last year, the Mindanao State University-General Santos City Senior High School once again took the top spot in the 2nd  PSA XII Stat Quiz Regional Championship.   Ms. Virnarose Stephanie B. Barsanalina retained the championship for MSU-General Santos City Senior High School for the second straight year. Ms. Barsalina bested twenty two (22) participants from seventeen (17) public and private secondary/high school institutions in SOCCSKSARGEN Region. She was coached by Ms. Juliemer B. Absalon.

Ranked second was Ms. Kynn O. Lebrillo of the Notre Dame of Kidapawan College-Integrated Basic Education Department, and his coach was Mr. Bryll L. Espeja. Ms. Mara Angela R. Victoria, coached by Mr. Albert R. Antipuesto, of Kidapawan City National High School snared the third spot. Winners received a cash prize of P 7,000.00, P 5,000.00 and P 3,000.00, respectively, with the corresponding trophies and medals. Their coaches received a cash prize of P 3,500.00, P 2,500.00 and P 1,500.00, respectively.

The schools that participated in this year’s PSQ were the Notre Dame University-Senior High School, CCNHS-Main Campus, CCNHS-Rojas and Notre Dame Village National High School, all from Cotabato City. Cotabato Province was represented by Notre Dame of Kidapawan College-Integrated Basic Education Department, Kidapawan City National High School and Southern Christian College. Sultan Kudarat Province was represented by Isulan National High School, Sultan Kudarat State University - Laboratory High School, and King's College of Isulan. South Cotabato Province was boosted by Koronadal National Comprehensive High School-Senior High School, Notre Dame of Marbel University-Senior High School, Silway-8 National High School and Tampakan National High School. Carrying General Santos City’s pride was  General Santos City SPED Integrated School, Mindanao State University-General Santos City Senior High School and Lagao National High School.

Now on its 2nd year, the Philippine Statistics Authority XII, through its Regional Director Atty. Maqtahar L. Manulon, continued and sustained the conduct of the PSA XII Stat Quiz (PSQ) after the deferment of the regular Philippine Statistics Quiz last year due to the implementation of the K+12 curriculum.

PSQ is a contest designed to test the knowledge on statistics of Grade 11 senior high school students. The activity was aimed at assessing their competency and skills; promote, enhance and instil awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics;  generate public awareness on the importance of statistics in development planning activities; and elicit the cooperation and support of the general public for all government statistical activities in the region.

This year’s board of judges were Ms. Zarinah S. Aligsao, Bank Officer II of BSP-Cotabato City Branch, Education Supervisor II of CHED XII Ms. Evelyn N. Sotes and PSO Herlita G. Caraan of PSA-Sultan Kudarat.