Two senior high school students of STI West Negros University won the semi-final round of the Energy Development Corporation's “Battle of the Brains” yesterday in Bacolod City.
Coincidentally, it was STI WNU that hosted the third semi-final leg in Negros Island.
Jeff Michael Lacson and Dhanna Eunice Dela Gente bested 18 teams, while Efren Arcena and Roy Clyde Belleza of Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School in Cadiz City was first runner-up.
Both teams will move to the grand finals for a chance to win this year’s edition of “Battle of the Brains” in Negros that is set on October 3 in Dumaguete City.
The four remaining grand finals slots will be filled by the winners of the two semi-final legs. Thirteen teams from Bago City and nearby schools will vie for the slots at the Ramon Torres Dulao National High School on September 3, while six schools will battle it out on the last leg in Southland College of Kabankalan City in Kabankalan City.
The quiz bee, now on its fourth year, kicked off last week in Bais City, then in Valencia, both in Negros Oriental. A total of 77 schools are participating in this year’s edition.
“The BOTB is not just a fun and exciting quiz bee but a wake-up call for the youth who need to learn and start taking care of our planet today, in order for them to have a greener Negros and a sustainable future,” Norreen Bautista, head of EDC Corporate Social Responsibility teams in Negros Island and Mt. Apo, said.*
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