High School Senior Off to Nat’l Oratorical Championship
A fourth year student of the High School Department was declared the champion for the Visayas of the 3rd Voice of the Youth Oratorical Competition held January 24 in Cebu City.
Mykaela Luz Maxino, an honor student and a member of the Silliman High Debate Society, bested nine other participants from different provinces in the Visayas.
She will represent the Visayas region in the national tournament on February 26.
The competition this year takes on the theme “Your Choice. My Future: Selecting Responsible Leaders for a Better Nation.”
Voice of the Youth is an initiative of the Department of Education, National Youth Commission and STI Foundation aimed at developing the English communication skills and critical thinking of young students.
(Mykaela with parents, Mrs. Yolanda V. Maxino, executive secretary of the Silliman Alumni Association, Inc., and Atty. Mikhail Lee Maxino, Dean of the Silliman University College of Law.)