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Malayan High School of Science: Making its Mark in the Philippine Education Scene

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Malayan High School of Science (MHSS), one of the metro's global centers of excellence in secondary education, is committed to provide its students high quality education that enables them to excel in the vast area of science and technology. This characteristic of MHSS is proven by the numerous awards and citations it has received from the different national competitions and activities it participated in and by the performance of its students in various exams, all in MHSS’s five years of existence.

The MHSS Robotics Team won the silver medal under the Robotech Creative Category in the recently held National Robotics Competition and Exhibition.

Apart from this feat, MHSS was also recognized as one of the top-performing schools during the 2010 National Achievement Test (NAT), ranking 9th, two notches higher than 2009 results, among Manila private high schools. Through the NAT, the Department of Education yearly assesses the proficiency of second year high school students in government and private educational institutions in the major subject areas of Filipino, Mathematics, English, Science, and Araling Panlipunan.

MHSS also takes pride in its students’ comparatively good performance in the entrance examinations of some of the most esteemed colleges in the country such as UP, Ateneo, De La Salle, and UST. Along this line, MHSS graduates also have the privilege to be automatically eligible for entrance to the country’s largest engineering school, Mapua Institute of Technology.

School year 2010-11 was also a fruitful year for MHSS when it comes to sports. The school’s basketball varsity team won two championship games sponsored by the Manila Chinese Club and the City Council of Manila, against players from some of the prestigious schools in the metro. Apart from these wins, two MHSS players have been chosen to join two Philippine teams that will compete internationally: Rodolfo Alejandro for the Under-16 Philippine Team and Justin Oliver Serrano for the Jr. NBA Philippine All-Star Team.

Second year student Pauline Cipriano made a mark in the sport of taekwondo after winning the gold in the 2010 tournament sponsored by the Philippine Taekwondo Association held at Don Bosco, Mandaluyong City. Cipriano also won a bronze medal in the Little Milo Olympics held at the Marikina Sports Complex.

MHSS’s champion swimmer Karl Romero won the gold at the 86th NCAA Swimming Championship after establishing a new record of 27.49 seconds in the 50-m butterfly event. He also won the gold in the Little Milo Olympics held at Marikina Sports Complex, consequently making him NCR’s representative to the National Finals of the 2010 MILO Little Olympics last year. Emilia Consuelo Duque meanwhile was part of the Philippine team that brought home a bronze medal from last year’s Southeast Asian Soft Tennis Open and Juniors Tournament in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

MHSS also shone brightly in other sporting events, such as the Dance Sport Council of the Philippines 2010 – 2nd Place; 2010 Mayor’s Cup 3 on 3 (Basketball) – Champion; Filipino-Chinese Basketball League Invitational Cup 2010; Tanny Gonzales Memorial Cup 2010 – Champion; 2010-2011 Private Schools Basketball League (Aspirants Division) – 1st Runner-up; 2011 Hardeman Showcase Basketball Tournament – 1st Runner-up; 9th La Salle Greenhills Archery Club Fun-shoot; and 86th NCAA Jr. Badminton – 3rd Place.