by: Patricia Galapon || Photo Credits: PSHS-EVC Facebook Page
Philippine Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC) takes pride as three of its students bag the title, ‘Astro Quiz Bowl Champions,’ in the inter-school Astro Quiz Bowl held last October 30.
The Quiz Bowl, with the theme “The Space Between Us: Entanglement Across the Distance,” was organized by the University of San Carlos Physics and Astronomy Society In celebration of Astronomy Week 2021. It was held via Discord and Zoom, with teams of three from 16 different schools participating. The event was streamed virtually on the USC Physics and Astronomy Society official Facebook page.
Jim Cadion and Raven Blanca, Grade 12 students, and Jolinel Reoma, a Grade 11 student, were the school representatives for the event with Ms. Nikki Rabe, a Physics teacher, as the team’s coach.
The grand tally revealed that the PSHS-EVC participants acquired the top spot despite being in a tie in the last round of the competition. “After the quiz bowl, our heads seemed to run out of brain cells because of the magnetar-like questions that obliterated most of them,” Cadion said.
He also mentioned that although their group was intimidated by other participating schools, he found comfort in their team spirit and the effective reviews conducted by their coach.
Ms. Rabe emphasized that trust and confidence within the team brought them to victory and added that their preparation included multiple review sessions, integrated with discussions that established the group’s teamwork.
“I was really amazed on how broad their understanding and knowledge on Astrophysics and Astronomy is, even though most of it were not part of their curriculum,” she shared.