Leyte Girl Wins P20 Million In International Science Competition
Ringo | On 08, Dec 2017
A Leyte girl from a prestigious Science high school bagged the grand prize of an international science competition.
Hillary Diane Andales, 18, from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte bested 11,000 young learners from 178 countries in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge (BJC).
Andales personally received the award at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center in California.
Andales, who is running for valedictorian, made the video “Relativity and Equivalence of Reference Frames” with the use of layman terms for easy understanding. She took home $400,000 or P20.27 million.
US$250,000 will be used for her college scholarship, $50,000 for her teacher Xavier Francis de los Reyes, and $100,000 for the lab equipment for her school.
The BJC is a video-making contest that encourages young minds to produce creative videos that will explain the fundamentals of life sciences, physics, and mathematics. This year’s competition started last September 1, 2017.
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Andales joined in the 2016 competition and made it to the top 6. She didn’t win the grand prize but she never lost hope.