BAGUIO CITY – Students from various elementary, high schools and colleges in the city will showcase their scholarly prowess in the 2017 Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Academic Olympics set Oct. 21-22 at the YMCA Baguio.
YMCA Baguio president Jerome Gawidan said the olympics which has run for decades now will feature various competitions including quiz bee, Bible quiz bee, essay writing, on-the-spot drawing, oration, extemporaneous speaking and tula (poem) delivery.
There will also be contests in the performing arts particularly dance and singing (vocal solo and duet).
This year’s olympics with the theme, “A Call for Servant Leadership” is part of the activities lined up for the YMCA Baguio’s 76th anniversary celebration on December 1.
The winners will represent the city in the regional leg slated on Nov. 18-19.
The next activity in the YMCA Baguio anniversary calendar will be the inter-school debate to feature competitors from the various high schools on Oct. 28-29.
On Nov. 4, a Fun Run will fire off. Registration is on-going for P150 with medal, certificate and t-shirt.
The year-round basketball tournament is also ongoing with match-ups now among corporate groups following the conclusion of the high school league recently.
On Nov. 29, the choral competition will unravel featuring choirs from the various elementary, high schools and colleges. /Aileen P. Refuerzo