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Senior CHS student earns second place in Regional Nursing Quiz Bee


The College of Health Sciences headed by its Dean, Prof. Joel T. Olfindo, has nothing but pride and joy for the sweet victory of its student in the recently completed 1st Anastacia-Giron Tupas Bicol Nursing Quiz Bee held at the ADAMCO Building, Concepcion Grande, Naga City, on January 15, 2023.

Patricia Allysa C. Benavidez, a 4th year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student finished second in the said competition. She was joined by co-participants Amelyn Rose Triumfante and Leila May B. Tomagan, accompanied by Faculty member, Mr. Arnel Aaron M. Alcantara, as the Assistant Coach.

Dean Olfindo who selected the participants and served as the Head Coach had high hopes that the team of selected students will bring home the bacon.

“When we left for Naga City, I was very positive that my kids were going to make it, and I reminded them that for whatever we do and aim for, we are offering it to our beloved CatSU. And for that we are thankful that despite the inclement weather in the country, we returned home safe and victorious”, Dean Olfindo shared.

As one of the HEIs on the island, CatSU is honored to have been given the chance to participate in the event, with eight (8) other schools chosen in the Bicol region.

“I joined the Quiz Bee because I want to get as much motivation as there is in preparation for the Board exams upon graduation. I also feel proud to represent CatSU especially since this is the first ever Anastasia Giron-Tupas Bicol Regional Quiz bee”, Benavidez proudly shared.

The competition is an initiative of Dr. Carl Balita Review Center, one of the leading and biggest brands in the Philippines that offers professional exam preparations. Benavidez scored 62 points, just a 2-notch away from the 1st place. The organizers then gave the privilege to participate in the launching and in the proper competition for the National Level, this coming March 1, 2023, to be held in CBRC National Office in Manila.

“I am more than grateful for the knowledge and learnings from CatSU, and thankful for all the help of the supportive faculty members, Dean Joel, and of course, to Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, thank you, Sir. I am more than honored to bring honor to our beloved CatSU as well as to my parents, she ended. #CVecilles