Bonuan Boquig NHS is top 3 finalist

By September 25, 2022Top Stories


THE Bonuan Boquig National High School (BBNHS) was adjudged one of top three finalists in the World’s Best School Prizes competition under the category of  Environmental Action for its ‘Ilog Ko, Aroen Ko Adopt-a-River Project’, an entry that involves mangrove planting that earned international recognition.

The formal announcement of the school’s feat was made on September 22, 2022 at the City Astrodome.

BBNHS’s two co-finalists are Green School Bali in Bali, Indonesia and International School of Zug and Luzern in Zug, Switzerland.

BBNHS was earlier shortlisted as among the top 10 finalists in the same category from among 1,000 entries worldwide and one of only three schools in the Philippines which has entered the World’s Best School.

The other finalists under Environmental Action are schools in North West Jerusalem, Palestine, Lacombe, Canada, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dubai, UAE, Bali, Indonesia, Barrancabermeja, Colombia, Zug, Switzerland, Athens, Greece ,and Phalombe, Malawi.

Calling the event as a legacy worthy of emulation by future generations, Mayor Belen Fernandez commended the school officials and students for their historic achievement.

“This award stands alone proudly witnessing your hard work and dedication in pushing for programs towards climate change,” the mayor said.

Hosted by T4 Education, the World’s Best School Prizes recognizes the stories of schools with innovative practices that have an real impact on the lives of students and their community.

The ‘Ilog Ko, Aroen Ko’ was originally a Science project idea in 2010 of Willy Guieb, a former BBNHS teacher, now the Principal IV of the West Central Elementary School II, according to BBNHS Principal III Renato Santillan.

It has since been adopted by the Science Department and became a school-wide project that started with the participation of teachers and students and later involved the Parents-Teachers Association, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other non-government organizations like Rotary Clubs and Knights of Columbus.

DENR data shows 50,000 mangrove propagules have been planted by the BBNHS along the Longos River in Bonuan,.

The start of the casting of votes for the Top 3 finalists begins on September 22 , thus supporters may register and email their votes for Bonuan Buquig National High School-BBNHS here: (Dagupan CIO News)

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