The Ateneo de Zamboanga University Senior High School placed 3rd in the 6th Dia de Fundacion de Chavacano 1stChavacano Quiz bee Competition held June 23, 2017 at the Centro Latino Paseo Del Mar, Zamboanga City.
The competition, open to all Elementary and High Schools in Zamboanga City, had sixteen participating public and private schools for the high school category.
The AdZU SHS Team was composed of Ma Chessca N Dondoyano (Grade11-HUMSS), Ma Lana Jean M Tabobo, and Vinz Harrold E Basilio (Grade12-HUMSS Hopkins). They garnered a total of 26 points allowing them to finish in 3rd place. They were coached by SHS faculty Karen Soler.
The 1st Chavacano Quiz Bee, featuring easy, moderate, and difficult rounds tested the contestants’ adeptness in the Chavacano language, particularly its orthography, usage, and history, amongothers. Dr. Jose Genaro Yap-Aizon, Assistant City Administrator and Special Assistant to the Mayor led and facilitated the competition.
Held with the 2nd Chavacano Speech Choir featuring Chavacano piece entitled “Desperta, Zamboanga,” the Quiz Bee posed as one of the highlights in the Dia de Fundacion de Chavacano, an annual event which recognizes the Chavacano language and its founding, and aims to preserve and promote its usage among residents and new settlers.
By virtue of Ordinance 374, the Dia de Fundacion is held every 23rd of June and highlighted by activities that focus, emphasize, and celebrate the continuing legacy of the Chavacano language.
It aims to preserve and promote the usage of Chavacano, including its culture and heritage, by all residents and new settlers.