BAGUIO CITY, May 19(PIA) - - For winning the Kid Innovator category in the second season search of Wyett Phils. Inc. in partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology, Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) student, Jericho Villarico, secures for his school P100, 000 worth of Science and Technology gadgets.
Villarico won with his “Auto – Call Doorknob”, an e – gadget attached to a home/house doorknob that automatically alerts its owner of possible illegal intrusion with a phone call.
The simple awarding ceremony was held at the CAP Convention Ceremony at Camp John Hay with Wyett Nutrition Communications head Anne Michele Pador and PFST Executive Director May Pagsinohin awarding the prize to Jericho, who was accompanied by his parents and younger sister and BCNHS Principal Romulo Flora.
In the same event, Pador also spearheaded the launching of the 2017 Search for Wyett Nutrition Kid Innovators. This is open to kids ages 5 to 14 years old who love Science and are interested in making a difference through innovation.
The search has two categories- the “Upcoming Kid Innovators” for kids ages 5 – 8 years old and the “Kid Innovators” category for 9 – 14 years old. Upcoming Kid Innovators category can pupil – parent tandem while the “Kid Innovators” category may be individual or team. Entries in both categories must be supervised by a coach or teacher – adviser.
For this third season of the search, grand prizes for the Upcoming Kid Innovators category include a cash prize of P25, 000 and P25, 000 worth of science books and education toys.
For Kid Innovators, at stake are P100, 000 cash prize and P100, 000 worth of of S&T showcase for their school. The coach or adviser of the winning kid innovators in both categories will also receive cash prize of P10, 000.
Entries must include filled – up application form, written brief documenting scientific processes and 2 to 3 minutes video presentation that should be e – mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before June 30. Wyett Nutrition will be screening entries alongside with PFST.
Pador called all parents and educators to encourage their children or students to join in the nationwide search. She also encourages the awarding ceremony participants, composed of representatives from DOST, DepEd and private educational institutions and media practitioners, to help spread awareness of the search for Kid Innovators, which aims to help nurture every child’s potential for greatness and mold them into society’s future nation leaders.
“We, at Wyeth Nutrition, believe in children’s overwhelming potential for greatness and we need the support of all stakeholders to realize our mission of nurturing every child’s potential to be great”, Pador stressed.
For more information, interested individuals can visit www.wyeth.com.ph/kidinnovators or call +63 (2) 942 – 4137. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)