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Participates in International History Olympiad

La Salle Green Hills seems to be grittier in their desire to leave a mark in the global academic scene, this time at the 2018 International History Olympiad (IHO) held at Berlin, Germany last July 13-23.

With more than 50 participating countries including several states of America, this Olympiad is the final leg of a series of history-themed qualifying tournaments organized by the International Academic Competitions. Prior to their attendance in Germany, our students represented LSGH in the International History Bee and Bowl last March 3.  LSGH served as contest site for that local round and hosted students from different high schools vying to earn a slot  in the 2018 regionals held in Thailand last June 17-19. A win in that play-off qualifies the schools to the International History Olympiad.

LSGH secured their seat for Germany when they won in Singapore during the 2017 regional round. From then on, the students underwent 2 months of rigorous practice and training, hurdling arduous coaching workshops while dealing with equally demanding academic requirements. Mr. Harold Diokno and Mr. Mario Cortez, ABM Strand Coordinator and JHS Social Science Coordinator, respectively, served as coaches and LSGH’s official teacher-representatives in the prestigious contest.

The LSGH delegation comprised of 18 students from Grades 8, 9 and 12 who competed in numerous events. They are: (Grade 8) Vincent Benedict Remudaro and Johannes Colin Panes; (Grade 9) Sean Heinrich Flores, John Lance Bautista, Jeb Camilo Garcia, Hugo Aramis Agatep, Emmanuel John Taylan, Adrian Zen Tiangco, Jr. Mariano, Pablo Esguerra Jr., John Lanzel, Juan Alfonso Dacumos, Katipunan Miguel De Los Reyes, John Derrick Gabrillo, John Victor Roderos, Emilio Rafael Romero, Yanni Ranollo, and (Grade 12) Renzo Miguel De Guia

The following representatives placed in the various categories:

Silver Medalist

                German Military History : John Lance Bautista (9B)

                Civilization : Emmanuel John Taylan (9A)

 

Finalist

  • History Bowl – Middle School Division

John Lance Bautista, 9B
Yanni Ranollo, 9H
Adrian Zen Tiangco, 9D

  • History Knockout – Middle School Division

Jeb Camilo   Garcia, 9B

  • Sports History – Middle School Division

Yanni Ranollo, 9H

  • Classical Music History – Middle School Division

John Lance Bautista, 9B

  • Potsdam Conference Simulation – Varsity Division

Renzo Miguel De Guia, 12J

  • Pop   Culture History – Middle School Division

Vincent Benedict Remudaro, 8J
John Lanzel Dacumos, 9B

Looking back at the entire IHO experience since the high school department first participated in the International Bee and Bowl, Mr. Cortez mused that the efforts of the school to prepare its students to compete globally is gradually but surely coming to fruition. Furthermore, he states that something can still be done, in particular, the “possibility of forming a varsity club in Social Sciences to specifically coach students in the areas of histories of the world, sports and entertainment, and in humanities like pop culture and classical music.”

With another feather in its cap, the high school department is all the more zealous in its mission to further the Lasallian tradition of academic excellence.