For the second consecutive year, the DOST Scholars Association in Negros Oriental was adjudged the best scholars’ group in Central Visayas.
“Our success can be attributed to several key factors,” said Mark Gelson Panganoron, DOST SA president, “including our dedication and commitment to our mission of promoting academic excellence and community engagement have been unwavering.”
The group’s ability to foster strong partnerships and collaborations with various organizations in Dumaguete has also helped them become a success. The DOST SA holds a seat in the Local Youth Development Council of Dumaguete, which has allowed them to expand their network, access opportunities, gain knowledge, and secure vital support.
Several initiatives and projects have been instrumental in securing this prestigious award for DOST SA NegOr, including their community outreach program at Pacuan National High School-Busilak Extension in La Libertad, Negros Oriental, where DOST Scholars donated school materials, as part of their commitment to give back.
The DOST Scholars’ Association also organizes study sessions, conducts leadership training programs, and actively participates in outreach projects.
The Scholars’ Association in Negros Oriental, composed of DOST scholars from Negros Oriental State University and Silliman University, received P15,000 and a plaque of recognition. (Reinhold Jek Abing/DOST)