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The JIECEP members of Notre Dame of Midsayap College attended the 7th JIECEP SOCCSKSARGEN STUDENT SUMMIT 2017 last September 22-23, 2017 held at the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University. This has been an annual summit which was focused on selecting the best quizzers to represent the region for the national Bit the Bees competition. The convention was attended by seven delegates namely: NDDU, NDKC, NDMU, NDU, MSU, USM and NDMC. NDMC participants were chaperoned by two of its mentors, Engr. Jarold Sumaylo, ME-ECE and Engr. Lyndel Jean L. Pagaduan.

September 21, 2017 at around 12 in the afternoon, participants were already at the General Santos City. The remaining half day of the 21st of September was the allotted time for the participants to roam around the city before the summit proper.

On the first day of the summit, September 22, 2017, a lively opening program followed right after the registration. There was a “micro game” in the morning, which made the participants of the different schools mingle with each other and meet new friends, and in the afternoon was an Arduino seminar. The Arduino seminar was conducted by Dr. Noel S. Gunay, which concluded the first day. The first day ended up early; hence the chaperones gave the remaining time of the day for the students to enjoy the city provided they have to be back before the agreed time.

The second day of the convention was the highlight for the said summit; it was time for the Bit the Bees competition (Interscholastic Quiz Show). Each school had six participants for the said competition. NDMC was represented by the 5th and 4th year students namely: Amin Kamad, Faryl Ren Benito, Quinee Joy Fare, Emmanuel Intes and Jayson Naquila. MSU got the first place- who at the same time will be representing the region for the national level, whereas NDMC got the 6th place.

The afternoon session of the program was resumed and held at “Amandari Cove” pool. The last part of the summit was like an acquaintance party for the participants. There was a simple program consisted of some competitions namely: “Dance 2.0” and “Your Face Sounds Familiar”. Amazingly NDMC won as the 2nd placer for the Dance 2.0, it was truly indeed an entertaining dance number, while USM got the 1st place. Mr. Jeruh Salem who impersonated Taylor Swift for the “Your Face Sounds Familiar” also didn’t fail to entertain the audiences. The program was closed by the IECEP Governor-SOCCSKSARGEN, Engr. Michelle D. Lawas, PECE. After the program the participants enjoyed the pool of Amandari Cove.

Having summits like this helps widen the student’s horizon; it somehow gives them a break from their day-to-day hectic engineering student lives. It creates memorable moments with their classmates and helps build friendship among the participants of the different schools. The two-day convention ended up successfully and the participants went home with their new experiences, memories and knowledge.