Lance Chrysler V. De Jesus, a first-year BS Computer Science student, emerged as the National Champion in the 27th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) held on December 7 at the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila.
Lance, who also represented Region IV-A (CALABARZON), earned his spot in the national finals after clinching the top spot in the PSQ Provincial (Laguna) Eliminations on October 2 and later in the PSQ Regional (CALABARZON) Championships on November 10. Consistently leading throughout all three rounds of the national finals, Lance’s exceptional performance, earning a total of 32 points, placed him ahead of 16 other regional finalists.
He was awarded a cash prize, a PSQ medal, and a specially designed trophy. He was mentored by his coaches, Asst. Prof. John Lorenzo A. Yambot and Ms. Vanessa Anne E. Lindayag from the Institute of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences.
The PSQ is a nationwide annual contest hosted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI). It is open to first-time college freshmen enrolled in any college or university in the Philippines. The competition primarily aims to assess the competency and skills of college students in statistics as acquired from their secondary education curriculum.
Lance’s victory marked UPLB’s 7th PSQ National Championship which comes 10 years after UPLB bagged the 22nd PSQ national championship.
~ John Lorenzo A. Yambot