PSHS-MC joins 2016 DSSPC

DSSPC delegates along with advisers Sam Fontanilla and Brian Villanueva pose with their winning trophy.

Selected campus journalists from Batch 2019 of Philippine Science High School — Main Campus (PSHS-MC) competed in the Division Secondary Schools Press Conference (DSSPC) held last October 6, 7, and 10 at San Francisco High School, Quezon City.

The DSSPC was composed of several categories in both English and Filipino writing with the theme, “Strengthening Freedom of Information Through Campus Journalism”.

Of the 29 PSHS-MC delegates, Matina Partosa came home as 1st place in English Editorial Cartooning, while Juan Rodrigo placed 3rd in the same category. Maegan Rodriguez also won 6th place in English News Writing, along with Jared Dantis and Jason Osorio who bagged the 6th and 8th places respectively in Pagsulat ng Balita or Filipino News Writing.

The PSHS-MC students also bagged the 10th place overall, bringing home a trophy.

When asked about the experience, Rodriguez said, “Writing under pressure was nerve-wracking, but in the end was worth [it]. One thing I learned from the DSSPC is that context is key.”

Partosa, Rodrigo, and Rodriguez represented The Science Scholar, the official English school news publication of the PSHS-MC. On the other hand, Dantis and Osorio represented Ang Lagablab, the official Filipino publication.

The DSSPC is held annually by the Department of Education in accordance to the Republic Act 7079, also known as the Campus Journalism Act of 1991. This prestigious journalism competition is open to secondary students from both public and private schools within the Division of Quezon City.

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