Palawan National School bagged the National Grand Champion Award in 2023 Shell NXplorers – The Bright Ideas Challenge (TBIC) Academic Year 2022-2023!
Last March 27, 2023, the PNS Team submitted their TBIC entry entitled “FarmHer Innovators: Mark-It! Agricultural Monitoring and Inventory Management for Bayanihan Agri-Clusters of Palawan” and on April 12, 2023, the team was chosen as one of the Ten (10) Finalists from among more or less forty (40) schools with 2 to 3 entries each.
Beverly Precious P. Berberabe, Shell NXplorers Philippines Lead, stated in her email, “…considering the number of high-quality entries they received this year, the Team should be (very) proud of this achievement.”
After the announcement of the Ten Finalists, the Team was instructed to start building their project’s prototype, their presentation, and the diagram or the project scale model. The Bright Ideas Challenge Finals was held at Ascott Makati last May 12, 2023 where the Team presented their project to a panel of judges and representatives from Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. The score was set back to zero. The achieved scores to qualify as one of the finalists does not count during the final judging.
PNS Team FarmHer Innovators is comprised of Aleen Leigh D. Pe, Grade 11 – STEM 111, Carmiegh Eunice A. Bautista, Grade 12 – STEM 124, Mary Julianne R. Ramos, Grade 12 – STEM 127, Anna Leonora F. Rodriguez, Grade 12 – STEM 128 and Jane Abijah B. Escote, Grade 12 – STEM 1210. The team’s TBIC mentor and coach is Mr. John Lemuel J. Noche, SHS STEM Research Teacher.
Photo Credit: Palawan International Technology Business Incubator (PITBI)