On the Spot Essay Writing Contest
As a fitting culmination of the one week celebration of the Fish Conservation Week with the theme: “The Stake of the Youth in our Seas and other Aquatic Resources”, the WWF-Philippines and the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (through its former president Mr. Filemon G. Romero), organized an On the Spot Essay Writing Contest held at the Conference Room of the Administration Bldg. of the MSU-TCTO Sanga-Sangao, Bongao Tawi-Tawi last October 21, 2005. This was in cooperation with the BFAR-Tawi-Tawi PFO, FISH Project, MSU-TCTO, Local Government Support Program for ARMM, and Rotary Club of Tawi-Tawi.
The aim of the celebration was to raise the awareness and motivate our young people to do their share in protecting, conserving and properly managing the coastal resources we have today so that the future generations will still continue to benefit from the bounty of our seas. For the essay contest it aimed to discover the innate talents of students in expressing themselves in an expository essay format in either English or in the national language and encourage students to further enhance their writing abilities.
The participating schools were MSU Preparatory High School, Notre Dame of Bongao, MSU TCTO Science High School, Tawi-Tawi School of Arts and Trade, Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College Laboratory High School, Maharlika Institute of Technology High School, and Abubakar Computer Learning Center High School. Winners were awarded cash prizes and trophies for the respective schools.
– Reported by Mr. Mon Romero