by Maria Mikaella Frac
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSP) students Alondra Ara A. Mena, Nazandra L. Pala-cio, and Nicko Lei Ruiz made San Mateo Municipal College proud after winning 6th place in the 6th Annual Mental Health Quiz Bee of Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA) held last October 10, 2018 at PMHA Con-ference Hall East Avenue, Quezon City.
Eighteen (18) Uni-versities and Colleges including the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Adamson University (ADMU), Mary the Queen College (MQC), and Bulacan State University (BSU) joined in the com-petition. In the end, Far Eastern University (FEU) was declared as Champion, followed by Na-tional University (NU) as First Runner Up and University of Makati (UMAK) as Second Runner Up.
SMMC was the only local school that bagged an award in the quiz bee. This made the SMMC representatives thankful and overwhelmed. “Napakasaya namin kasi ngayon lang nakalagpas ang SMMC sa easy round tapos nakakuha pa ng rank 6. Bawat tamang sagot nagdadasal talaga kami” said Alondra. (We were very happy as this is the first time that SMMC passed the easy round and we were able to place 6th. We really prayed everytime we answered.)
The victory of SMMC wouldn’t be possible without the help of Mr. John Rey Hernandez, BS Psychology Program Coordinator who served as the coach of the representatives.
“Thank you for mentoring us, for the time you spent in guiding and sharing your knowledge with us especially for allowing us to borrow your reviewers the reason why our school made it.” Alondra told Mr. Hernandez.
This competition was organized and facilitated by PHMA in observance of World Mental Health Day last October 10, 2018.