/ 1 April 2023

A STUDENT from the University of the Philippines Los Baños was the champion in the recently concluded 2nd National Forestry Quiz Contest.

Clarence Mikko Jao of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources topped the contest, followed by Mikaella Gabrielle Esquejo of Benguet State University (first runner-up) and Liezl Jean Saratao of Jose Rizal Memorial State University Tampilisan Campus who placed third.

The NFQC, originally called the National Forestry Olympiad, is a competition organized by the UP Zeta Beta Rho Honor Fraternity and UP Mussaenda Honor Sorority.

It aims to forge connections among participating schools and promote forestry knowledge and skills.

This is the second year that the QuizCon was held via virtual conferencing and live-streamed through Facebook.

Jao’s coaching team was headed by Asst. Prof. Alfie Torres, together with Asst. Prof. Jonathan Hernandez, Dr. Jessa Ata, For. Justine Marasigan, and Asst. Prof. Marie Jessica Gabriel. John Goldwin Mallari served as UPLB-CFNR’s alternative participant.