Linnaeus Essay Competition Awarding Ceremony

The Linnaeus Essay Competition awarding ceremony was held on February 22, 2007 at the Swedish Residence. The first prize was given to Mr. Jonah Stevens Brocka from the Lyceum of the Philippines University, “an all expense paid trip to Sweden with his guardian” to be able to participate in the celebrations at Uppsala, Sweden around 23 May 2007, the birthday of Carl Linnaeus.
The president of Lyceum of the Philippines University, Atty. Roberto P. Laurel was also there with number of students and faculty members to give support to Mr. Brocka who was among the finalists. They smiled with pride when Mr. Brocka name was announced the winner.
The second prize went to Ms. Sheri Joyce L. Ng from the University of Santo Tomas while Ms. Jacqueline Valerie Siy Ng from the British School Manila got the third prize. Mr. Amando Roman S. Santos from De La Salle University came in fourth place.
The Essay Competition is a part of activities in this year-long celebration include an Art Exhibit entitled, “Homange to Carl Linnaeus” by renowned National Artist, Manny Baldemore which will be exhibited at SM Megamall and at Glorietta in March, an Ingmar Bergman Retrospective and Exhibit will be held in mid-August, Performances by a respected choir based in Sweden in October-November and a series of lectures by a Nobel Laureate in December.

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