SorSU-CoTEd students exhibit exemplary performance at 2024 Bicol Regional Student Teachers’ Congress

SorSU-CoTEd students exhibit exemplary performance at 2024 Bicol Regional Student Teachers’ Congress — Belleca among the 2024 Ten Outstanding Student Teachers (TOST) of Bicol, ranks 1 in secondary level; Besa, Surbano bag 2nd Place in research competition; Habla wins 1st Place in essay writing

In notable achievements in shaping the future academic landscape of Bicol Region and beyond, Sorsogon State University – College of Teacher Education (SorSU-CoTEd) students demonstrated academic prowess and outstanding accomplishments as future educators at the recently-concluded 2024 Bicol Regional Student Teachers’ Congress (Awarding Ceremonies) held last May 10, 2024, at the Legazpi City Convention Center, Legazpi City, Albay.

Centered on the theme, “Embracing Global Citizenship Education as a Transformative Pedagogy,” this year’s congress featured various activities, including the 2024 Search for the Ten Outstanding Student Teachers (TOST) of Bicol Region, 2024 Student Teachers’ Research Paper Competition, and an essay writing contest.

Fourth-year Bachelor of Secondary Education – Major in English (BSED-English) student, Khiara Quenzelle D. Belleca, notably achieved a remarkable regional recognition — named and awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Student Teachers in the Bicol Region and impressively secured Top 1 in the secondary level during the 2024 Search for the Ten Outstanding Student Teachers (TOST) of Bicol. Relatively, BEED-4 Yaline J. Martillano was also one of the qualifiers during the final stage – elementary level (face-to-face demonstration teaching & panel interview) of the TOST.

Moreover, in the research competition category, the entry of fourth-year BSED-Sciences students, Rejohn J. Besa and Jhon Dave Surbano earned a spot among the Top Three Finalists in the 2024 Student Teacher’s Research Paper Competition, qualifying for the Final Screening (Stage 3). Ultimately, their research paper entitled, “Laro ng Lahi: Filipino Game-based Activities in Teaching Physics,” garnered the 2nd Best Research Paper.

Further, BSED-English 4 Caryl Mae P. Habla emerged triumphant in the essay writing contest, seizing the 1st Place, officially awarded during the ceremonies. The criteria for judging consisted of the following aspects, to wit: Content and Development (Focus and Details) – 40%; Organization and Structure – 15%; Voice – 15%; Word Choice – 15%; & Sentence Structure, Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling – 15%.
The winners were awarded certificates, cash prizes, and full scholarships from the Carl E. Balita Review Center (CBRC) for the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) review. It is worth emphasizing that SorSU also had a remarkable performance in last year’s congress, where the University obtained Top 1 in TOST – elementary level and won the 1st Place in the research competition.

In addition, the accomplishments of these students were likewise attained through the expertise, mentorship, and guidance of their dedicated coaches: Prof. Anabell A. Manga (TOST – secondary & elementary levels and essay writing competition); Prof. Maritess D. Carreon (TOST – elementary level), and Mr. Nestor L. Lasala Jr. (research paper competition).

With immense pride, the Sorsogon State University applauds Khiara Quenzelle D. Belleca (BSED-English 4), Rejohn J. Besa & Jhon Dave Surbano (BSED-Sciences 4), as well as Caryl Mae P. Habla (BSED-English 4), for their passion, hard work, commitment in the field of Education and for bringing pride and glory to the University. The SorSU community also commends the invaluable expertise and guidance of their respective coaches, Prof. Manga, Prof. Carreon, and Mr. Lasala Jr. Proud congratulations to all the winners and committed coaches for such notable accomplishments. (SorSU PIO)

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