DLSU holds 9th Scholarum Awards
In pursuit of its advocacy to promote the country's youth and education sectors, De La Salle University held the 9th Lasallian Scholarum Awards for outstanding media coverage last August 29 at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel.
The Lasallian Scholarum Awards, with this year's theme "Re-vision," aims to generate awareness on their critical needs and concerns and encourages proactive initiatives toward the development of the country's educational system.
This year's winners are: Kara David and the production team of I-Witness from GMA 7 (Alkansya) for Outstanding Televised Feature Story on Youth and Education; JB. R. Deveza from the Philippine Daily Inquirer (A boy who reads a wet book) for Outstanding Published Photograph on Youth and Education; Rachel C. Barawid from Manila Bulletin (We are the heroes that we need) for Outstanding Published Feature Article on Youth and Education in a Nationally-circulated Publication; and Raul C. Pangalanan from the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Schools as Facebook Patrol) for Outstanding Published Column Article on Youth and Education. The winners from these categories each received P25,000.
Lora Marie S. Lumba from St. Scholastica's College (Fan fiction: the stepping stone for young writers) who won the Outstanding Published Feature Article on Youth and Education in a School Organ will receive P15,000. The grand prize winner for Outstanding Feature Story on De La Salle University is Angel Bombarda from the Sunday Times Magazine (De La Salle University 100 years on the 'green' side) and she was awarded P40,000.
The winners also received a glass sculpture specially designed and crafted by renowned glass sculptor, Ramon Orlina.
Sponsored by the University's Office for Strategic Communications, the Lasallian Scholarum Awards contracted an independent, media monitoring agency for the screening of youth and education new and features. A total of 371 entries for all six categories were monitored from May 2011 to April 2012.
Press release from De La Salle University
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