NV lass is 1st in PSQuiz
Ms. Rhuinn Kate K. Puguon, a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering student from the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU), was declared Winner of the 26th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQuiz) Regional Championship held on November 14, 2022 at the Crown Hotel and Restaurant in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
Ms. Puguon was coached by Mr. Jeffrey T. Mendoza, a faculty member of NVSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. She will be representing Region 02 in the National Championship slated to be held on December 06, 2022 in Metro Manila.
Bagging the 2nd and 3rd spots were the contenders from Cagayan Province’s University of Saint Louis (USL) and International School of Asia and the Pacific (ISAP), respectively.
Ms. Cholly L. Bayon, Chief Statistical Specialist of the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Nueva Vizcaya Office, said that the annual competition, which started in 1992, “primarily aims to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum. It likewise hopes to promote, enhance, and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics among students. It also seeks to generate public awareness of the importance of statistics in all development-planning activities and win overall support for all government statistical activities”.
CSS Bayon also said that the PSQuiz is part of the activities lined up for the 33rd National Statistics Month celebration, with the theme “Boosting the Country’s Recovery with Informed Decisions, Better Policies”.
“21 contestants from 15 different schools across the Region participated in the competition. The winners and their schools were awarded Certificates and Plaques. Cash prizes were also given to the winners and their coaches.”, she added.