MHS bags 3rd place in Guam, KHS gets 4th


MHS’ Dolphenatic Architects members pose with their 3rd place trophy after competing at the 2017 University of Guam Sustainability Conference and Green Dream School Competition yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Guam. (Contributed Photo)

A group of students from Marianas High School claimed 3rd place at a competition in Guam that was participated by nine other schools.

MHS’ Dolphenatic Architects won 3rd place at the 2017 University of Guam Sustainability Conference and Green Dream School Competition yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

The Green Dream School Competition is a designing competition that challenges students to draft a sustainability plan for their respective campuses encompassing environmental sustainability in all aspects.

The students were expected to conduct research on appropriate sustainable practices, green technologies, systems, and designs that can be implemented at their school.

According to an email from Public School System STEM Fair coordinator Jeaniffer Cubangbang, the MHS team received the highest scores from two of five judges in the whole competition.

“Their sustainability action plan presented through aerial video, model, and PowerPoint incorporated ingenious renovations that are eco-friendly, innovative and cost-effective that can actually be used by MHS and PSS for future consideration,” wrote Cubangbang.

The MHS sustainable action plan included a maintenance plan with projected costs as the student’s research showed that maintenance costs were not factored into some energy solutions implement in other schools on Saipan.

Kagman High School also represented Saipan, along with Saipan Southern High School. KHS placed 4th while SSHS was not able to place in the rankings.

The MHS Dolphenatic Architects consist of head architect Ian Cataluna, data manager Anjenette Cubangbang, modeler facilitator Michaela Gatdula, head researcher Marie Manebo, researcher Hajin Oh, and modeler Melissa Santos.

The Dolphenatic Architects also placed first at The 2017 CNMI Public School system Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fair and at the 2016 UOG Green Dream Competition.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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