Utanes takes 1st prize in Rotary contest
By: RALPH VINCENT S. SAMANIEGO
Christian Utanes of 10-Assumption of Mary was awarded 1st place in the Timpalak sa Pagsulat at Pagbigkas sponsored by the Rotary Club of Marikina.last August 28, 2014.
The contest was composed of two events, an essay writing event which took place on the 23rd of August and an oratorical event which took place on the 28 th, both at the Marikina Rotary Youth Center. Utanes, coached by Filipino Subject Area Coordinator Miss Jevilyn Candelario, competed against 13 contestants from several public and private schools in Marikina. OLOPSC emerged as the first prize winner; National Christian Life College second, and Concepcion Integrated School and Barangka National High School shared the third place.
The first day of competition was the essay writing portion which counted for half the score of each contestant. Each participant was judged on the content of the essay, the coherence of the sentences and the mechanics. Utanes wrote about his opinions on the issue regarding "Charter Change".
The oratorical competition took place on the second day. It counted for the other half of the total score. Each contestant was judged on emphasis, clarity, and persuasion.
Utanes brought home a medal, a certificate, and a check worth 5,000 pesos from Rotary Marikina.