SEEdS conducts Battle of the Brains,Speech Choir Competition
By: Katrina Canong
"Competition creates better products, alliances create better companies" This quotation from Brian Graham marked the beginning of the second Inter-High School Battle of the Brains and Speech Choir Competition held at the NCBA Fairview, Mini Theater, last February 18, 2010. God's Grace Academy of Quezon City Inc., National College of Business and Arts (NCBA)-High School Department (NCBA), Mary the Queen Academy English-Chinese School, Batasan Hills National High School, Maligaya High School and Sta. Lucia High School were the participating schools for the Battle of the Brains.
The said event was participated by three graduating students for each school. The competition includes three categories namely EASY (15questions/1point each); AVERAGE (10 questions/3 points each); and DIFFICULT (5 questions/5 points each). Topics for questions range from Literature, Math, and Science, to Current Events.
Batasan Hills National High School topped the year's league with P2400 and gold medals; second headed by Sta. Lucia High School receiving P1500 and silver medals; followed by Maligaya High School winning P600 and bronze medals. Each participant received a certificate.
God's Grace Academy of Quezon City Inc., NCBA High School Department, Maligaya High School, and Batasan Hills National High School set the stage on fire for the Speech Choir Competition.
Each team presented their own piece equipping their performance with sound effects and backdrops. The Charge to Light Brigade was presented by God's Grace Academy; NCBA High School Department performed I am a Filipino; Maligaya High School staged Silent Laments of a Queen; and Batasan Hills National High School showed their interpretation of Earth Keeper.
NCBA High School Department grabbed the highest award; Batasan Hills National High School won as 2nd placer; and Maligaya High School went home as the 3rd placer.
Winners receive P5, 000, P3000, and P2000 respectively. The first placer was awarded a trophy while all participants received certificates.
"These events aim to enhance the students' skills and knowledge and to create bridges among school communities," the organizers said.
Inter High School Battle of the Brains and Speech Choir Competition is the Society of Empowered Education Students' (SEEdS) yearly contribution for NCBA's foundation week.