Three University of Santo Tomas Junior High School (UST JHS) completers from academic year 2021 to 2022 prevailed triumphantly for their research outputs at an international conference held on April 18 to 19, 2023.
Justine Clarence Atienza, Athena Jeid Cañete, and Sinead Louise Famanilla, now students of UST Senior High School, garnered several awards in the “Education, Psychology, and Communication,” category of the 3rd St. Dominic College of Asia (SDCA) International Virtual Multidisciplinary Research Conference 2023.
Cañete was awarded 2nd Place for the Best Paper Presenter category of the conference, with her paper titled “Unheard Voices of a Child: A Qualitative Research on How Parental Pressure Affects a Child’s Microsystem.”
Atienza also garnered the same rank among the Best Paper Presentations, with his study titled “Woke from TikTok: Exploring the Roles of TikTok as a Tool in Heightening Sociopolitical Awareness among Filipino Gen Z.”
Moreover, Famanilla also obtained the second-place title in the same category, with her research titled “Filling the Void of Interaction: Exploring the Roles of Social Media in Relationship-Building among Grade 10 Students amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Enrique Angelo Ting also participated in the conference, where he presented his study titled “Examining Social-Cognitive Influences of Online Gaming on Students: A Descriptive Survey Analysis Research Report.”
Mr. Joram Kim Corcuera, the UST JHS English 10 Subject Chair, served as the research adviser for the conference presenters, whose studies were conducted as one of the major requirements in English 10.
SDCA spearheaded the international conference to celebrate their Research, Extension, and Linkages Week, in partnership with the International Organization of Educators and Researchers Inc., with the theme, “Restoring Pre-pandemic Normalcy: Revisiting Research, Community Service, and Linkages.”