among CARís 10 Outstanding Students
A blind poet from Sagada, Mt.
has recently been chosen as one of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)ís
candidates for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP). His
being chosen as such is seen as a fitting gift for his schoolís centennial
celebration this month.
BY MAYETTE INIGUID AND ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW
Posted by Bulatlat
BAGUIO CITY Ė
Blindness did not prevent a 19-year old Kankanaey (a tribal group) from
being considered an outstanding student.
Chester Stone Batnag
from Sagada, Mt. Province has recently been chosen as one of the
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)ís candidates for the Ten
Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).
were chosen from among several students nominated by their schools and
organizations. The board of judges then selected 10 finalists based on
leadership, academic excellence, community involvement and values.
Blindness did not
prevent Batnag, a student at the Easter
College, from honing his poetic
skills. His poems have seen print in regional publications here under the
nom de plume Blind Poet. He has won in several poetry contests,
both regional and Luzon-wide.
As a student, he
displayed exceptional knowledge in a variety of subjects and got good
He won in several
regional and Luzon-wide quiz contests. Last March he completed his
Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in mathematics, cum laude.
Aside from Batnag,
the other students in the TOSP-CAR roster are Theodore Solang (Mt.
Province State Polytechnic College), Charisse Anne Lumanlan (University of
the Philippines-Baguio), Joel Bongsilen (Apayao State College), Jonathan
Barcelo and Randyl Tabajonda (both from St. Louis University), Gilyn
Abordo (STI), Phonexiematte Kierulf and John Ducusin (both from the
University of Baguio) and Jamel Moyano (AMA).
The 10 students will
represent the Cordillera at the National TOSP selection.
Batnagís selection as
one of the Cordilleraís candidates for the TOSP is considered by the
College community as a fitting gift for
the schoolís centennial celebration this April 9. Northern
Dispatch / Posted by Bulatlat
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