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Students from Lanao del Norte Shines in World Scholar’s Cup

Filipino Turkish Tolerance International School produce students that do not only excel in national level but internationally as well, like the recent World Scholar’s Cup-Global Round held in Hanoi, Vietnam last June 26 to July 1, 2017. Two students of FTTIS who showcased their intellectual gifts in Vietnam hail from the humble and peaceful province of Lanao del Norte. These students are Marian Mae Cedeño from the Municipality of Kapatagan and Kyle Jude Robert Sanes from the Municipality of Lala. Both students are under the scholarship program of 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo.

Marian Mae and Kyle Jude previously won the World Scholar’s Cup-Manila Round 2017 last February 5 and 6 which made them to qualify in the Global Round in Vietnam. Congressman Abdullah initiates Educational Scholarship programs for the youth of the province in partnership with Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo. The aim of our three provincial leaders is to create opportunity among the less fortunate students who have the potential to excel. In this program the students will broaden their perspectives by exposing them to more exciting and challenging environment in which they are allowed to interact with different types of people. This assistance is given to deserving students who will qualify and meet the necessary requirements set by the institution. It said that students in Lanao del Norte only needs quality training and exposure to win any competition outside the province. 

In Vietnam, both students received a Gold Medal; Marian for Writing and Kyle for being the top scorer in History. In the team category for Collaborative Writing and Scholar Bowl; Kyle and Marian with their team bagged the Silver Medal.

The World Scholar’s Cup (abbreviated as WSC) is an international team academic program with students participating from over 50 countries. The World Scholar’s Cup has attracted what it calls “a global community of future scholars and leaders”, and promotes that it allows participants to “discover strengths and skills you never knew you had.” It focuses on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today and the future.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte is proud of these two students for their achievements, where Congressman Abdullah together with Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo strongly emphasized the importance of quality education for the youth of Lanao del Norte. An Enhancement Training for High School Teachers was concluded last June 17, 2017; this enhancement training aims to produce highly equipped and skilled teachers to provide quality education for the elementary and high school students of the Province. The Congressman challenged the teachers to be responsible in the development of our youth. In his own words he said, “I think you should shoulder a very big responsibility in the development of our province and of course of our country. You are developing the future of our country in your classes”.

The WSC 2017 took place in Vietnam National Convention Center where more than 3000 scholars participated in the competition. The team of FTTIS was accompanied by their coach Abduljim H. Hadil.

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