by Edna Lhou P. Masicampo | News Writer
Silliman University Grade 12 student bagged the 5th Inter-High School Economic Quiz Bee championship held in Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Dumaguete, July 30.
Micah Edem, an Accountancy and Business Management strand student, triumphed over 44 students from different public and private schools in Negros Oriental.
Edem said her preparations for the quiz bee started three days before the contest by contacting her Grade 10 economics teacher to borrow some reference materials such as books and booklets.
The coach of Edem was Earl Zar Calingacion, an instructor in the College of Business Administration, who also gave her reference materials and economics related YouTube videos to study.
In her junior high, Edem also represented the same competition but only ranked 2nd runner-up. “Since then, it was my low-key dream that when I’ll be in senior high I get to represent the school again. I became really interested in the subject,” Edem said.
Edem received a trophy, a medal, a cash prize of Php 3,000.00, a memorabilia from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas like special coins and eco-bags.