Philippine Daily Inquirer, Monday, 20 February 2012 P.66
8 Ednasians thrive in 2012 NSPC
EDNAS School of Dagupan City upholds its goal of national competitiveness as its Grade School and High School Department bagged honors and bested 16 other competing regions in the country in the recently concluded 2012 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) held at Holy Trinity University, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan last April 9 to 12.
Staffers of ‘The Torch’, the official student publication of the Grade School Department topped as the National Champion in the on-the-spot Best Infomercial and 3rd Place in Best Script for Scriptwriting and Radio Broadcasting English competition, whipping out 16 broadcasting teams in the Philippines.
Adding pride and eminence not only to the institution but also to the entire Ilocos Region is Maria Patricia G. Precioso, a fifth grader, who garnered National Best Anchor (3rd Place) and Russell Vincent F. Manaois, a sixth grader, who snagged National Best in Technical Application (3rd Place) in the said countrywide event.
The winners in broadcasting are: Keno Roberto S. Frianeza, Jerico Miguel T. Rangel, Muriel Louise U. Aquino, Russell Vincent F. Manaois, Maria Patricia G. Precioso, Cheska Nicole L. Matabang and Anton Louis Vivencio M. Villaflor IV.
Meanwhile, Justine C. Tanael of the High School Department ranked 2nd in the first-ever Collaborative Publishing Contest in the country.
Benedict M. Uson trained the winners in broadcasting while Dierva A. Bernardo coached the high school contestant.
Among the other regions which participated and snatched the top five spots in the said national confab were CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Cagayan Valley and Davao Region. The EDNAS School takes pride as it is the only school which brought home 11 medals and a trophy for Region One.
A CIRCLE OF MATH WIZARDS – The Mathematics teachers and administrators of EDNAS School, EDNAS School of San Carlos, and EDNAS School of Alaminos, together with resource speaker and workshop – facilitator, Ms. Virgie Gayda – Esteves, Math Subject Area Coordinator of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School, flicker their smiles during the Singaporean Math Training Workshop at the EDNAS School Library last 25 – 26 April 2012. The EDNAS Schools will enhance their Mathematics Curriculum this school year with the Singaporean Math Approach from Pre-School to High School.
Ednas School remains to be at the utmost crest in spreading excellence as it integrates ROBOTICS ENGINEERING in their curriculum. Science, Math and Computer Teachers of the three Ednas campuses - Dagupan, San Carlos, Alaminos - attended a two-day seminar training-workshop held last May 10 – 11, 2012 at Ednas School Dagupan with Mr. Melvin Matulac (center) as the Resource Speaker and Workshop facilitator. In addition, Matulac is the founder of the Pinoy Robotics Game, VP of the Research Department of Genetic Computer Institute, and is one of the main curriculum designer of the Robotics Engineering program used at the Philippine Science High School, Grace Christian Academy, and Don Bosco Technical Institute, to name a few. Robotics Engineering will be offered from Grade 3 – High 4 this school year 2012-2013 at the Ednas Schools.