Around 30 public and private schools in General Santos City gathered once more to showcase, hone their skills, and gain more relevant learning experiences in campus journalism. Senior High School students from STI College – General Santos definitely did not miss the chance to show what they’ve got.
Last October 19 and 20, DepEd held its annual Division Schools Press Conference in Dadiangas South Central Elementary School. With the theme, “Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus Journalists’ Role in Advancing Inclusive Education,” the students competed in different journalism endeavors.
Individual competitions include Copyreading and Headlining; Science and Tech Writing; Sports Writing; Editorial Writing; Editorial Cartooning; Feature Writing and; Photojournalism, all in English and Filipino; while the sole group competition is Radio Broadcasting, also in English and Filipino.
Mentored by Jimboy Baldesco, LPT, and William Cayanong, CPA, our very own STIers stood out amongst the rest.
Karl Aerold Aljo from CULART shown his knowledge in correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation and; ability in creating a concise and coherent piece in Copyreading and Headlining (Filipino).
Bernadette Dagohoy and Nikki Tuble from HUMSS respectively translated scientific jargons and technical terms into a language that is more decipherable to ordinary readers, in Science and Tech Writing.
In Sports Writing, Eloisa Baje from MAWD and Jude Gayda from ABM respectively laid down relevant sporting topics and competitions in a news article.
In Editorial Writing (English), Princess Parilla from ABM boldly expressed a substantial opinion on a socially significant topic, enough for her to bag 6th place. Liam Taculod from GAS also stated his arguments in a well-crafted article in Editorial Writing (Filipino).
John Japhet Manito from MAWD exhibited his talent in drawing to convey an interpretation of his opinion on a timely matter, in Editorial Cartooning (English).
Roselein Cabigas from HUMSS and Angel Par from GAS respectively weaved their ideas in detail, and gave color to a particular topic in Feature Writing.
Hannah Yzabelle Pacquiao from HUMS showcased her keen eye for photography, and shot an interesting moment for Photojournalism (English). Nahida Racman from ABM also captured a photograph in time to tell an outstanding story, which led her to winning 5th place in Photojournalism (Filipino).
In Radio Broadcasting (English), Jude Ryan Gayda, Rhaffe Dayday, and Hearty Jean Escalante from ABM; Shiena Lim, Cherry Jane Lonsaga, and Mary Cris Bandoles from HUMSS and; Jomer Saavedra from CULART constructed well-written, accurate news articles that exemplified their creativity and knack for campus journalism. They won Best in Scriptwriting 3rd place.
In Radio Broadcasting (Filipino), Michael Pelino, Gladys Barredo, and Mahaimen Undac from ABM; Dessa Marie Leonerio, Princess Aubrey Ochia, and Leejohn Segre from HUMSS and; Kenn Imbong from RBO exerted exemplary skills and teamwork in carrying out an entire radio news program that stands out from the rest. They won Best in Radio Broadcasting Production 2nd place, and Best in Scriptwriting 3rd place.