How did the event come about?
The UP Bukluran sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino or UP Buklod-Isip is an academic organization of psychology students in UP Diliman. Upon coming up with the event, their main objective is to promote Sikolohiyang Pilipino (SP), which advocates a psychology that is reflective of the Filipino psyche and truly responds to their needs and interests.
In the interest of promoting the social sciences of which Sikolohiyang Pilipino is a part, they held the first-ever KAPP Cup last January 24 & 26, 2015 at Palma Hall, UP Diliman. It’s the team’s hope that the KAPP Cup (from Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya) would allow high school students gain new knowledge from short talks on the multiple disciplines under Social Sciences and Philosophy i.e. Anthropology, Geography, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology) and would showcase’ as well these students skills and talents in a tournament involving debate, quiz bee, extemporaneous speaking, photojournalism, and essay writing.
Who were the participating schools and institutions?
About a hundred public and private high school students competed in this event. The participating schools include (1) Ateneo High School, (2) Manila Science High School, (3) Divine Grace School, (4) Our Lord’s Grace Montessori School, (5) St. Scholastica’s Academy Marikina, (6) People of Grace Christian School, and (7) Meridian International Learning Experience.
From Meridian, the students who participated were the following:
– Samantha Abbygayle Viliran (Grade 11 Yunus)
– David Ezekiel Asuncion (Grade 11 Yunus)
– Maria Christina Silvestre (Grade 11 Yunus)
2. Extemporaneous Speaking
– Samuel Carlos (Grade 11 Yunus)
3. Essay Writing
– Beatrice Grace Berida (Grade 11 Yunus)
4. Quiz Bee
– Bernadette Calica (Grade 11 Yunus)
– Luis Rafael Moreno (Grade 11 Tata)
– Jeredan Tunac (Grade 10 Lee Kuan Yew)
– Mark Kyle Cortez ( Grade 10 Manmohan Singh)
Recognition and Awarding
The KAPP Cup is awarded to the school which garners the highest number of points from their students’ performance in the tournament.
– The Meridian International Learning Experience (Meridian) was the overall championed of this year’s KAPP Cup, followed by Manila Science High School (MaSci) and Ateneo de Manila High School (AHS). – Jeredan Tunac, Bernadette Calica and Luis Rafael Moreno (Meridian) dominated the Quiz Bee. Odlanyer Ramirez, Hazel Esmama, and Jolene Valenzuela (MaSci) came in second, and Reimart Sarmiento, Lois Corliss Rivera, and Joan Ellaine Rubio fromThe Lord of Grace Christian School (LGCS) placed third. – Raphael Ramiro, Leo Isaiah Yap III, and Cesar Tomas Solis (AHS) won against Samantha Viliran, David Ezekiel Asuncion, and Maria Christina Silvestre (Meridian) as they debated on the motion “THW require elected government officials and their families to use only public utilities and services” in the finals. – Samuel Carlos (Meridian) placed first in the extemporaneous speech competition, with Lyanne Iris Erlano (MaSci) at second place and Lorraine Ojimba from Divine Grace School (DGS) at third place. – Angela de la Rama (MaSci) won first place in the essay writing competition, while Beatrice Grace Berida (Meridian) took second place and Charlotte Anne Berbon from St. Scholastica’s Academy Marikina (SSAM) placed third. – Alessa Cube (DGS) took the top spot in the photojournalism competition, followed by David Peralta (LGCS) at second place and Crystal Jean Natividad (MaSci) at third.
Retrieved on February 1 from: http://web.kssp.upd.edu.ph/resources/news-and-events/125-kapp-cup-2015-a-social-science-and-philosophy-lecture-series-and-tournament-for-high-school-students
What was the HS team’s chief goal in participating?
The Meridian has always recognized and believed in the importance of well-rounded education which underscores opportunities that enhance not only students’ academic course but also their gifting, skills, and passion beyond school requirements. On this note, we understand the role of competition in highlighting learners’ critical thinking, collaboration and social skills, and communication – essential skills in the 21st Century.
The team believes that this is an opportune time to expose the Meridian students to off-campus competitions in which they will be able to develop stronger esteem and disposition in articulating their thoughts with proficiency in communication.
Article Contributor: Camille Peace Adraincem ; Photos from: http://web.kssp.upd.edu.ph/
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