“It’s not just about raising environmental awareness in our community. It’s also about incorporating everything we learned about environmental awareness into the K-12 system,” said Brian Stefan Mack, winner of the second Dumaguete K-12 Extemporaneous Speaking Competition last Nov. 17.
The grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) student from Silliman University Senior High School (SUSHS) was declared champion,defeating nine other speakers who took stage at Robinsons’ Place Dumaguete Main Atrium.
Among the solutions Mack presented to combat environmental problemse is using K-12 as a tool to raise awareness.
He also wants to campaig for use of social media in the new K-12 subjects like environmental sciences.
He said this will help the nation improve the reach and strength of education, by making it inclusive and accessible through K-12 where environmental issues can be discussed.
For winning the competition, Mack was awarded P5, 000 and a customized trophy.