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Pilar College is 33rd Nat’l Quiz Bee Grand Champ, First for Zambo Pen

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Jissey Raye Lorena Rafanan, emerged as the 33rd NATIONAL QUIZ BEE, Super Quiz Bee Grand Champion, with a perfect score on both the easy and average rounds and one mistake in the difficult round. The championship is  first for Zamboanga Peninsula in 33 years.

With wit, determination and fortitude that his maternal relatives and alma mater instilled in him and a graduate of Nursing, with his teacher – coach Mrs. Jennifer Culajara, a Nursing Clinical Instructor, Jissey outshone 8 other regional contestants as he won the 33rd NATIONAL QUIZ BEE, Super Quiz Bee Grand Finals held last March 16, 2013 at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Conference Center, East Sungay, Tagaytay City.

The rest of the participants included Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR), Cagayan Valley, Western Visayas, Central Luzon, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region and CARAGA.

Before the championship began, a Summit was held with a Fellowship Night highlighted by an exchange of gifts (an item symbolic of their province or region) amongst the participants. The Summit of the Super Quiz Bee is free – of – charge to all Regional Finalist students and their  teacher - coaches.

This is an all expense paid three (3) day live – in camp and  part of the prizes given to the Regional Finalists and teacher– coaches for reaching this level in the competition.

On March 16, during the BIG DAY, the Regional finalists and their teacher – coaches were dressed in their traditional attire representing their region, Mrs. Culajara proudly wearing a Federico Navarro Mascota ensemble was awarded as Best in Costume Female Teacher-Coach with prizes such as Quiz Bee Foundation Trophy, Hardbound Book from Time Life Books, Backpack from High Sierra All – American backpacks, Set of Uni Mitsubishi Writing Instruments and other additional prizes.

Being the Grand Champion, prizes include the Quiz Bee Gold CUP and Medallion of Excellence, Quiz Bee National Champion Certificate, Computer Notebook from Dell, Personal Accident Insurance from CFMS, Time Life Illustrated Encyclopedia, Kickers Shoes, DC Shoes, Backpack from High Sierra All – American backpacks, Set of Uni Mitsubishi Writing Instruments and others.
By: Dr. Jam Mateo




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