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Cebu school places 2nd in Robotics Olympiad

/ 06:39 AM October 06, 2012

THE Marie Ernestine School (MES) Robotics Team placed second in the 11th Philippine Robotics Olympiad in Manila.

The MES team of students Jhana Luardo, Karl Matthew Maguate and Charmyl Andrea Rosal and coaches Donald Dungog and engineer Jonathan Cartilla gained second place.

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Another MES elementary pupils Andre Lawence Almacen, Nico Campado and John Paul Trinidad and high school students Woo Hyun “Joshua” Park, Woo Jin “Samuel” Park and Raphael Joseph Ymbong emerged finalists.

“We are so proud of them considering this is our first try,” said school founder Dr. Marie Ernestine Fajatin.

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The team from MES, which operates in Talamban, Cebu City and in Lapu-lapu City, will be sent to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to witness the World Robotics Olympiad on Nov. 9 to 12.

The World Robotics Olympiad brings together the young people all over the world to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.

The Philippine Robotics Olympiad is an annual science educational event that aims to challenge the intellectual skills and critical thinking of elementary and high school students.

Participants have to create, design and build a robot model that looks or behaves like a human athlete.

This year’s robotics competition was held at SM Cyberzone in SM North Edsa last Sept. 5 to 7.

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