High school students shine in regional journalism contest

Eighteen high school students joined the prestigious Liyab ‘16—14th NCR-wide Press Conference held at the Philippine Normal University last September 14 and 21, 2016. With the theme, “Alab ng Panulat: Pagpapaningas ng Papausbong na mga Mamamahayag Pangkampus sa Nagbabagong Panahon,” the event was highlighted by seminars and competitions on news writing, feature writing, sports writing, editorial cartooning, copy reading and headline writing, and photojournalism.

Big winners were Katherine Sarmiento(left) from Grade 11 Competence and Kessey Ann Mabini(right), also from Grade 11 Competence. Katherine landed in the top 8 in Feature Writing while Kessey belonged to the top 6 in Editorial Cartooning.

More than 100 students from among 50 schools in Metro Manila participated in the event sponsored by The Torch Publications. The event aims to develop students’ journalistic writing skills on different genres.

The students were trained by Mr. Amiel Yacon, Ms. Diana Tremedal and Ms. Arianne Camba.

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