The DOST Scholars Association of Negros Oriental bagged the 1st place in the Search for the Most Outstanding Scholars Association in Central Visayas Region.
The announcement of winners was held during the National Science & Technology Week in Central Visayas on Oct. 14 in Cebu City.
DOST Negros Oriental Provincial S&T Director Atty. Gilbert Arbon received the Plaque of Recognition and cash prize worth P10,000 in behalf of the association.
During the onslaught of Typhoon Odette last year, the DOST Scholars conducted extensive donation drives, made and donated make-shift lamps, and participated in tree planting activities. They also did clean-up drives of the streets and the ocean.
The DOST Scholars’ Association has been registered as a youth organization in Dumaguete the past two years. The members are enrolled in Negros Oriental State University, Foundation University, and Silliman University.
According to Ana Jean Aanduyan of DOST 7 Scholarship Unit, the contest was initiated to recognize their efforts in quality engagements and endeavour including their contribution to the community. (Reinhold Jek Abing/DOST NegOr)