BSU students stand out in national competitions

By jtabangcura - Posted on 20 February 2017


Student achievers with BSU officials during the regular Monday Flag Ceremony on February 13, 2017.//Photos by Felipe Comila

Orly Primo, a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management graduate and Chatelaine Wansi, a Bachelor in Secondary Education graduate of the University is among the Top 30 national finalists of the search for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines. They were recognized during the awarding ceremony held on February 9, 2017 in Malacañan Palace.

Meanwhile, Rachelle Anne Velilia, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics student was qualified to the Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC) held in Lima Park Hotel, Malvar, Batangas on February 7-10, 2017. Velilia is one of the 81 students who participated in the congress out of about 500 applicants from different schools nationwide.

The AYLC is the flagship leadership program of the Ayala group of companies, is an annual student leadership summit for 81 of the most promising student leaders selected from the best colleges and universities in the country. According to the AYLC website, the congress is designed to build the delegates’ confidence and hone their leadership skills, to nurture their commitment to integrity and principled leadership, to foster nationalism and idealism, and to encourage faithful stewardship of their communities and the country’s future. Simultaneously, a group of Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics students was selected as one of the 14 national finalists to the Unilab Foundation’s Ideas Positive. The students are John Phillip P. Gabriel, Phoebegael L. Pondo, Paula Mae V. Malano, Chrislyn B. Gumayat and Jubileen Rose G. Biaddang.

Ideas Positive is a venue where students may submit health-related proposals for funding. The group’s proposal titled, “Live Proactively: End War on Obesity” was granted a fund of Php 100,000.00. The initial release is Php 30,000.00 for the start of the proposal’s implementation, the rest of the amount will be released on August this year.

The group was inspired to make the proposal when they found out that the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is has the second highest obesity prevalence rate in the country based on an FNRI survey in 2013. The proposal begins with the Sayaw, Galaw, Hataw program and a series of nutritional education seminar and workshops which will involve Grade 1-6 pupils, their parents, teachers and staff of the La Trinidad Central School.//