The year 2015 is a breakthrough for the USL-Elementary Department as it reigned overall champion in the UP Sinniriban conducted by UP Anna Na Cagayan, an organization of Cagayano students in the University of the Philippines-Diliman, on Dec.16- 17, 2015 at Solana South Central School, Solana, Cagayan.
With the theme: “Think, Believe, Igniting Passions, Living Dreams,” the two-day activity aimed to promote social and cultural consciousness while enhancing and testing the elementary students’ intellectual and artistic capabilities.
The organization conducted several contests: a multi-field Quiz Bee, On-the-spot Poster-making, Essay Writing, Impromptu Speaking, Pagsulat ng Sanaysay (essay writing in Filipino), Dagliang Talumpatian (impromptu speaking in Filipino), Spelling Bee, and Let’s Volt In (a game applying the concepts of force and equilibrium).
The Louisian winners and coaches pose with the facilitators of the event.
Raphael Paulo B. Calubaquib, Cesar Paul T. Quilang, and Zio C. Vela represented USL in the final round of the Quiz Bee and won first place.
Meanwhile, James Benedict C. Tan (Impromptu Speaking), Rica Allianah M. Nool (On-the-spot Poster-making), and Reese Chantal A. Calucag (Essay Writing in English) all reaped first place in their respective events.
Other Louisian winners were: Zio C. Vela (second in Spelling Bee), Niño Ricofrelle P. Dannug (third in Essay Writing in English), and Von Irmann Nicholas F. Tallud (third in Dagliang Talumpatian).
With the individual awards garnered by the pupils, the USL team went home with the overall championship title besting 17 other participating schools in Cagayan.
The USL team was coached by Mrs. Rina D. Andal, Mrs. Maria Dinky M. Lim, and Miss Diana Rose M. Siringan.