A young third grader science genius brought pride to Montessori De Sagrada Familia (MDSF) after bagging bronze medal from the Provincial Science Quiz Bee of the Bulacan Private Schools Association (BulPriSA) held at Dr. Yanga’s Colleges in Bocaue, Bulacan, Oct. 19
After bringing home the championship award in the district level last Sept. 21 in Baliwag, Bulacan, Luis Antonio V. Buenaventura reviewed three times harder together with his coach prior to the provincial meet.
Conquering the other 15 contestants, the young lad was able to answer 21 out of 26 complex science questions correctly which put him in a three-way tie against two other quizzers from other districts. During the tiebreaker round, Buenaventura managed to knock out his opponents by answering a question from the animal category that made him hitch the 3rd place of the competition.
According to his coach, Mr. Jomar A. Dela Cruz, an elementary science teacher, the questions passed through the sensitive eyes of the quizmaster who was a physics major from the University of the Philippine – Diliman. Furthermore, each question should be testing the quizzers’ higher order thinking skills through the application of the different science concepts.
Questions in the Quiz Bee revolved around the different topics in elementary science subject like matter, living things and the environment, force and motion, and Earth and space.
Based on Dela Cruz’s experience during the deliberation process, he said that winning the contest would not be easy for his ward. He shared that winning in the Provincial Science Quiz Bee is like passing through the proverbial eye of the needle since one needs to compete with the best quizzers of the province.
Meanwhile, beaming with a smile, Dela Cruz affirmed in a statement that he was glad that Buenaventura ended victoriously and was rewarded a bronze medal and a certificate of recognition.
The efforts of both Buenaventura and Dela Cruz, who painstakingly trained, was all worth it.
Buenaventura, tagged as the MDSF young science whiz had an advice to all Sagradans who want to excel in their own endeavors. “Pagbutihan ang pag-aaral hangga’t makamit mo ang pangarap mo,” he said with a smile and full of hopes for the surprises of the future.