Indeed, a Filipino can definitely go global- and win!
After an unfortunate run in the 2016 edition, Grade 12 student Hillary Diane Andales from the Philippine Science High School-East Visayas Campus made sure that there is no stopping her this time.
Making a very simple video explaining the importance of learning Physics, she eraned global appreciation for her bid to create and recreate the ‘hate’ and ‘hard’ culture usually received by ‘difficult’ subject like Physics.
She explained, “We think na ‘yung physics is all about equations. No, physics is about everything and it matters to everyone.”
True enough, her video presentation made it possible even for ordinary individuals to understand some concepts of Physics.
The said video bested 11,000 other entries from 178 countries which fielded in their bets.
Her victory not only earned her global recognition but also a staggering prize amounting to P20-million in total.
$50,000 of this prize will be given to her teacher, $100,000 will be donated to her school for laborstory and science equipment which will be named after her and the other $250,000 will be allotted for her future academic scholarship.
Hillary is a consistent honor student and is now a candidate for her class’ valedictorian post.
Her recent winning is a huge dream come true for her especially that she aims to inspire other youths to conquer their ‘fear’ about Physics.
Last year, she also submitted an entry to the said competition where she finished in a close contention as she placed in the Top 6 finalists but failed to advance any further.
She said that she hopes that the Philippine government will invest more on the scientific field under the wing of the Department of Science and Technology.
This will not only mske the country be at psr with other scientific country but also boost our capabilities.
Hillarry also hopes to create her own scientific television program like the now defunct ‘Sineskwela.’
Well, cheers for the genius!
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