TACLOBAN CITY-- The Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas (PSHS-EV) campus is upbeat of garnering achievements in the upcoming World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in Costa Rica on November 10-12. 

PSHS-EV campus director Reynaldo Garnace said on Tuesday that a team of student has made preparations to represent the country in the WRO.

WRO brings together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity, design and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robot competitions and activities.

The international WRO final takes place once every year in November and teams that qualify from national competitions to represent their countries.

"We empower them to be future Filipino scientists with the core values of trust, excellence and service to the nation," Garnace said.

He added that training students for international competitions are embedded in their day-to day- classrooms activities and research.  

"I give them a lot of inspirations because when they represent the country, the school sponsors their foreign trip. With all this together, they are able to achieve high standards in terms of performance.”

The school won last month in the Robotics Olympiad in Beijing, China. The same team also won the first place in the soccer category and second place in the Regular Robotics Senior High School Category during the Philippine Robotics Olympiad 2016.

PSHS-EV has already represented the country during the Asia Pacific Science Odyssey 2015 in Indonesia where the team was the Grand Champion.

The school also made strides during the Breakthough Junior Challenge 2016 in which Hillary Diane Andales, the school representative, gained the most popular vote among the finalists and eventually landed 6th.

The Philippine Science High School System is a specialized public high school system in the country that operates as an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology.

PSHS is considered as the top high school in the country. The PSHS System offers scholarships to Filipino students who are gifted in the sciences and mathematics. (with reports from Pearl Marie L. Ecaldre, OJT/PNA)