Gen. Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr.’s proclamation of 2008 as Year of Excellence continues to gain good ground as once again, a young general (as people from the Tuna Capital of the Phils. are called) won in a national competition and earned the right to represent the country abroad.

High Schooler Steven Tan of Quantum Academy, joined 10 other students from all over the country in winning awards for the best projects in Life Science & Physical Science categories during the Intel Philippine Science Fair in Tagaytay City last Saturday, February 16, 2008 which was co-sponsored by the Department of Education.

Steven’s entry was “Pharmaceutical compounds (antibacterial immunobooster) from Barringtonia Asiatica and Garcini Mangostana (mangosteen).

His winning will take him and the rest to Atlanta, Georgia in May for the “Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.”

With this accolade, Steven just added another feather to his city’s cap as “WOW GenSan” – Wellspring Of Winners.

For more about the competition, click here.

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