Thirteen Fourth Year High School Students of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos made it to the Finals of the First Province Wide On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest of UNO-R English and Mass Communication Department after the Elimination Round held last February 26 at the Fr. Cuenca Hall in UNO-R.
The Finals last February 28 was participated in by thirty contenders from different schools in Negros. The thirteen contestants from UNO-R were Sol Marie Abellar, Sophia Marie Asaria, Luigi Roguero Caler, Ned Kristian Pesca, James Edward Viliran, Charvic Malunes, Charisse Bayona, Ana Erika Gumban, Jessel Ann Mapa, Marianne Jade Gustilo, Ma. Lorvena Mari Javellana, Jelyn Prietos and Camille Frances Terrania.
Placing Second was James Edward Viliran and Camille Frances Terrania came in Third. The First Placer was a student from NOHS, Nonito Cabrera, Jr. The three wrote the best among the thirty essays on the theme, Mass Media: Unfolding the Dynamics of Negrense Culture.
The participants, winners, coaches and schools were donned their awards and recognitions last March 7 at Fr. Cuenca Hall.
ABS-CBN, Kapawa News and DYRL co-sponsored the writing contests.