The University of Southeastern Philippines Student teams (USeP Team A, USeP Team B and USeP Tagum Campus) bagged two gold, two silver and a bronze topping the medal tally in the annual seven-event Mindanao Conference for Information Technology Students (MCITS) IT Olympiad held at the University of the Immaculate Conception – Fr. Selga Campus, Davao City on February 16-17, 2017.
Annie Marrise Insong and Khalil Stefano Remollo of USeP Team A bested more than 20 other teams from top IT schools in Mindanao in the IT Quiz Bowl championship back to back with John Valle and Kent Charles Cutamora steering USeP Team B to another gold medal finish in the Infographics contest.
Bernali Jesreel Lentejas, Ray Neal Badalo and Mina Bernal made good account of themselves after a 2nd place finish in the Game App Conceptualization event while Emmanuel Dagohoy and Eleana Marie Buaya of the USeP Tagum Campus added to the already impressive medal haul of the University by capturing silver in the Infographics competition.
Rounding up USeP’s medal tally is the third-place finish of USeP Team B composed of Van Rijn Amarillo and Mary Elisse Gonzales in the IT Quiz Bowl.
Apart from these outstanding finishes, other USeP representatives also put up a commendable effort in their respective events. Frankie Labro and Majun Alejo, the defending champions of Infographics competition, settled for fifth place this year while Yong Burlaza and Diane Pantastico, also ranked fifth in the Infomercial contest. Mostly composed of newcomers, USeP’s programming team composed of Rojec John Pecarana, Leo Malaya and Ivan Kent Mozo finished 9th among 23 competitors.
Asked about their students’ accomplishments, coaches Leah Pelias, Monique Dingding and Engr. Jamal Rogers were quick to give praise by attributing their wards’ success to their individual ability and hard work.
“Our role is simply to guide them to the right track and facilitate learning. It is easier to play that role if you have students who are naturally gifted in skills and attitude and luckily, we have a healthy supply of those”, said Engr. Rogers. (Jandayan/Pelias/Bayang)