San Jose student is regional stat quiz champ

A 17-year-old student from the Divine Word College of San Jose (DWSJ) in Occidental Mindoro has emerged champion in the 19th Philippine Statistics Quiz in the Mimaropa region.

Thessa Mae E. Peña, a freshman Bachelor of Science in Accountancy student, will represent Mimapora in the national level competition on December 8 in Manila.

She received a cash prize of P8,000, a certificate and a trophy for beating 13 other students from different colleges and universities in Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan.

Her coach, Chona T. Jarabata, received P2,500 in cash and a certificate of recognition.

The contest was held at the Provincial Capitol Square in Calapan City on November 23.

Other winners were Jer Japeth M. Yu from Palawan State University, 1st Runner-up; Charwin M. Famodulan of Romblon State University, 2nd Runner-up; Krishna Kristin C. Araneta of Divine Word College of San Jose, 3rd Runner-up; and Elcid M. Bocacao of Palawan State University as 4th Runner-up.

They received a cash prize of P5,000, P3,000, P1,500, and P1,000 respectively plus certificates of recognition.

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